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Gothic Wedding Dresses: Challenging Traditions %%sep%% %%sitename%%

Since you are tired of traditional glamor, you can choose extraordinary gothic style. Browse out the compilation of best gothic wedding dresses.

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Différents hauts: -Robes à la française -Robe à la turque -Robes à l'anglaise -Robe redingote

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Decor To Adore: Colonial Style ~ Fashions

Colonial Style ~ Fashions

I am the type of person that truly appreciates beautiful fashion. Attention to detail is never lost on me. If I could somehow parade around in costume on a daily basis I surely would. But let me clarify I am by no means an expert on fashion. That title belongs to my daughter. After all, this is primarily a blog about interior design. But I think there are a few DTA readers who might enjoy this post in its simplicity. Any purist would tell you that a post on colonial fashion should begin with…

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Circa late 1830s lady’s floral printed cream silk challis one piece gown – a wonderful example of a transitional style.

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Adventures of a Costumer: 1860s Straw Bonnet Reproduction

1860s Straw Bonnet Reproduction

This past weekend my mother and I finished trimming her latest 1860s bonnet for a living history event at Hopewell Furnace in Elverson, PA. The straw bonnet form was created by Beverly Lister. The bonnet trim was inspired by an original bonnet owned by Danielle Perry of Timely Tresses and is featured on page 19 of her book "Fashionable Bonnets." I fell in love with the colors of the original bonnet. An antique lace was used for the bonnet curtain as well as trim on the outside and inside of…

Many good, helpful details about constructing an 1860s day dress. A few small disagreements -- the author suggests that shallow v-necklines were most common but, my research indicates the most common neckline was a jewel neckline. Also, the author shows piping on the seams of the back bodice. While I have seen this in some period clothing, it doesn't seem to have been the norm -- piping was usually at the neckline, armscyes and waist.

Anatomy of an 1860's Dress

Many of my dear readers already are extremely knowledgeable about the ins and outs of period 1860's clothing, but for those of you who might...

Dress 1872 Musée Galliera de la Mode de la Ville de Paris

Dress 1872 Musée Galliera de la Mode de la Ville de Paris (OMG that dress!)

Dress 1872 Musée Galliera de la Mode de la Ville de Paris

A very lovely original circa late 1830's lady's floral printed cream silk challis one piece gown that is a wonderful example of a transitional style. The bodice is lined ans stayed, with a fan pleated front, piped at all the seams, with fashionable slender capped sleeves, a two part back with a blind hook and eye closure, a cartridge pleated waistband, and an unlined skirt with a deep turned and faced hem.

1830's Cotton Dress

From the seller: A very lovely original circa late 1830's lady's floral printed cream silk challis one piece gown that is a wonderful example of a transitional style. The bodice is lined ans stayed, with a fan pleated front, piped at all the seams, with fashionable slender capped sleeves, a two part back with a blind hook and eye closure, a cartridge pleated waistband, and an unlined skirt with a deep turned and faced hem. 15" from shoulder to shoulder, a 31" bust, 25" waist, and 49" from…