Wednesday, 31 October 2012

We're making history

Happy Tuesday all! Today I woke up and decided to do something a little different, I created a timeline of fashion starting from the Georgian era and spanning right through to the modern day. I know that a lot of people won’t really understand why I’d enjoy doing something like this, but I adore fashion and am also really interested in history, so I for one love doing this sort of thing. After around 4 hours of work it spanned from one side of my living room to the other, about 7ft.

You'll have to excuse my sister's toys in the background!

 I decided to show you all some of my personal favourite pieces of fashion history:
Georgian dresses: The femininity of these dresses is undeniable. Sometimes I wish I could go back in time and experience a day wearing the corsests and bustles of the period. Although I'm sure they wren't very comfortable they do look truely remarkable.
"The new look" - After World War 2 Christian Dior started one of the defining periods of fashion history. He created "The new look" in which old shillouhettes were abandonned and sleeker, extremely modern looking clothes were created. This style is often still considered what most people think of as the classic French look.
50s skirts - In the 50s paper and nylon petticoats became widely avaliable to the masses meaning that getting an hourglass figure became alot easier. I love the shillouhettes of this period and still aspire to own a 50s style skirt of my own.
80s Madonna: Everything about Madonna's look in the 80s was perfect in my opinion. The cross earrings, the messy hair, the layers of lace and the numerous chain necklaces, I love it all.

90s grunge: This is probably the one thing that I've mentioned on my blog most but I'm absolutely thrilled about the revival of 90s grunge at the moment. I'm a lover of over sized t-shirts, plaid shirts and rugged leather, which is why this trend is so amazing.
What's your favourite fashion era?
Thanks for reading guys,
Bethany Paige X


  1. Def the 80's & 90's for sure! Having always been an "edgy style" person, I will always love those fashion eras! However, I too love looking back at the older forms of fashion, especially with all of Chanel's looks for I feel, like Diors, they brought a new + fresh modern taste to women when it was needed most! :D

    xo - Britt

    1. I really agree, without dior I don;t think fashion today would e the same. Thanks Brittany !