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Fashion 101: Victorian Style

Ladies and gentlemen, it’s that time again!  That’s right, it’s time for fashion 101! And today’s topic is…the Victorian era, so let’s jump in! One of the distinguishing aspects of Victorian era fashion was the colors used in apparel.  If … Continue reading

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Gladiators: Beyond Media Misconceptions

When it comes to gladiators, popular culture depictions often involve a lot of death, a lot of lower class scum, and are void of women.  While elements of these portrayals are correct, they are not completely spot on.  Curious now?  … Continue reading

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The Inside Scoop: Medieval Fabric Linings

Medieval times brought about a stylish array of fashions for women.  As is the case in historical periods, attire reflected social status and said a lot about a person.  While the outer appearance changed over time, the inner garment linings … Continue reading

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The Medieval Wedding: Today’s Traditions With Different Dress

In the vein of weddings during historical periods, the medieval ceremony wins the prize for the one giving rise to some of the modern day customs.  For example, the fancy and layered wedding cake of today’s receptions was brought about, … Continue reading

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Celtic Clothing: It’s Complicated

Gaining an accurate picture of Celtic clothing tends to be a bit tricky because the majority of material used for apparel construction has decayed over the centuries.  The best that historians can do is piece the evidence together from manuscripts … Continue reading

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Manly Style For Women Pirates

What do Mary Read, Grace O’Malley, and Anne Bonny have in common?  If you guessed that they were all infamous female pirates ruling the seas, you are right on the money!  These women managed to ascend the ranks of piracy … Continue reading

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Cloaks: Comfort And Style Through The Ages

You know these garments from fantasy characters such as Harry Potter or superheroes such as Batman, but before these guys got the reputation for being masters of the cloak, let’s take a look back at where these garments began. Cloaks: … Continue reading

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Velvet: The Softer Side

Looking back on fashion history, there have been several types of fabrics that have been introduced, but perhaps none has been as coveted as velvet.  It has been deemed a luxurious material that was once very exclusive, but in modern … Continue reading

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Pirate Fashion: A Lesson in History

This is a guest post by Marie Sumner, who never grew out of playing pretend. In order to fund her trips to anime conventions, renaissance fairs, and other costume parties, she writes for Wholesale Halloween Costumes. Pirates area very recognizable … Continue reading

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Colonial Dress

As with any era, colonial America brought its own flavor in many ways, including fashion.  It was reflective of the times and distinguished social status.   Drawing on inspiration from English style and trade, colonial fashion emerged.  For the wealthier … Continue reading

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