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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Then and Now

Today I was looking at Anthropologie to get ideas for a new blog post and when I went over to the "new fashion" section I noticed a trend, VERY vintage clothing...almost to the point of ancient. So I put together some side by side comparisons for you to check out.

Bell bottoms, I saw these pants and immediately thought "bell bottoms" and the sad thing is
the 70's pattern is actually cuter then the "up to date" pants:)

Long jumpers, when I saw this dress I thought either "frumpy homeschooler" :):):) or Eowyn.
If you have ever seen the Lord of the Rings trilogy you will know that Lady Eowyn has both beautiful and serivceable dresses. Her clothing is beautiful when she is at court but when there is work to be done she has dresses that will allow her to move and help her country.

Peasent blouse, this is a trend that I think is really cute! I love the girlyness of peasent blouses and how they look vintage without looking frumpy.

Pumpkin breeches, when I saw these shorts I thought "Hey! Those look like those poofy pants
guys used to wear in Leonardo Da Vinci's time. So of course I then Googled "poofy renaissance pants for guys" and learned that they are called Pumpkin breeches. I have to admit, these shorts are cuter than the kind from the 1600's but not a whole lot.
Cloaks, there's not much to say about this trend, I am not a huge fan but its okay I guess:)
I also wanted to share a fashion timeline that I thought was really cool its by James Laver a famous costume historian and a past Keeper of the Robes at the London Victoria and Albert Musaum.He was a noted authority on dress and its relationship to society.

Laver's Law


10 years before its time


5 years before its time


1 year before its time




1 year after its time


10 years after its time


20 years after its time


30 years after its time


50 years after its time


70 years after its time


100 years after its time


150 years after its time
Just thought that was neat, thanks for reading!

1 comment:

Under Her Wings said...

Excellent post, Haley. You need to find a linky party to post this to. I love you! Gogi