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Relaxing Victorians: Casual Wear From Unseen to Seen to Seen by Only a Few ~ Wrappers & Peignoirs & Dressing Gowns to Morning Dresses & Tea Gowns to Lingerie from Gail Carriger


One of the things the Victorian era saw, Fashionable Reader, was an exploration of that liminal space through casual around the house wear.

Relaxing Victorians: Casual Wear From Unseen to Seen to Seen by Only a Few ~ Wrappers & Peignoirs & Dressing Gowns to Morning Dresses & Tea Gowns to Lingerie from Gail Carriger
Wrapper 1855  The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Here we have the wrapper that was only meant to be seen by family.

Relaxing Victorians: Casual Wear From Unseen to Seen to Seen by Only a Few ~ Wrappers & Peignoirs & Dressing Gowns to Morning Dresses & Tea Gowns to Lingerie from Gail Carriger
Dressing Gown  early 1870s The Metropolitan Museum of Art


Relaxing Victorians: Casual Wear From Unseen to Seen to Seen by Only a Few ~ Wrappers & Peignoirs & Dressing Gowns to Morning Dresses & Tea Gowns to Lingerie from Gail Carriger
Dressing Gown  1875  The Kyoto Costume Institute

 Dressing gowns, banyans and wrappers are often quilted all or in part.

Relaxing Victorians: Casual Wear From Unseen to Seen to Seen by Only a Few ~ Wrappers & Peignoirs & Dressing Gowns to Morning Dresses & Tea Gowns to Lingerie from Gail Carriger
Wrapper early 1860s  The Metropolitan Museum of Art

One of the signs of a wrapper is that the waist is designed to be loose or tied tight. Often they split up the front, like a carriage dress or a robe so they can be pulled over a nightgown or underpinnings, like a dressing down but slightly more tailored. Still NOT designed to be worn over a corset.


Relaxing Victorians: Casual Wear From Unseen to Seen to Seen by Only a Few ~ Wrappers & Peignoirs & Dressing Gowns to Morning Dresses & Tea Gowns to Lingerie from Gail Carriger
Peignoir 1860-1865  The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Relaxing Victorians: Casual Wear From Unseen to Seen to Seen by Only a Few ~ Wrappers & Peignoirs & Dressing Gowns to Morning Dresses & Tea Gowns to Lingerie from Gail Carriger
Peignoir  1880s  The Metropolitan Museum of Art

 Peignoir seems to be a catch all term.

Relaxing Victorians: Casual Wear From Unseen to Seen to Seen by Only a Few ~ Wrappers & Peignoirs & Dressing Gowns to Morning Dresses & Tea Gowns to Lingerie from Gail Carriger
Morning Dress  1860  The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Morning dresses were initially gowns for the breakfast table that did not require a corset.They're characterize by a looser top lots of details in the neck and sleeves.

Relaxing Victorians: Casual Wear From Unseen to Seen to Seen by Only a Few ~ Wrappers & Peignoirs & Dressing Gowns to Morning Dresses & Tea Gowns to Lingerie from Gail Carriger
Morning Dress  1872-1873  The Metropolitan Museum of Art

One of the things we see evolving (and limits being tested) after the 1950s through the 1900s is the idea of what was not meant to be seen (undergarments and nightgowns) to what was initially only meant to be seen by family or lovers (wrappers & peignoirs) to receiving casual around house guests at breakfast (morning dresses) to I'm comfortable at home and I want to show my wealth with yet another space & occasion specific outfit (the tea gown).

Relaxing Victorians: Casual Wear From Unseen to Seen to Seen by Only a Few ~ Wrappers & Peignoirs & Dressing Gowns to Morning Dresses & Tea Gowns to Lingerie from Gail Carriger
Tea Gown  late 1870s  The Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Tea gowns were an evolution of the morning gown.

Relaxing Victorians: Casual Wear From Unseen to Seen to Seen by Only a Few ~ Wrappers & Peignoirs & Dressing Gowns to Morning Dresses & Tea Gowns to Lingerie from Gail Carriger
Tea Gown  1875  The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Relaxing Victorians: Casual Wear From Unseen to Seen to Seen by Only a Few ~ Wrappers & Peignoirs & Dressing Gowns to Morning Dresses & Tea Gowns to Lingerie from Gail Carriger
Tea Gown  1875-1880  The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Relaxing Victorians: Casual Wear From Unseen to Seen to Seen by Only a Few ~ Wrappers & Peignoirs & Dressing Gowns to Morning Dresses & Tea Gowns to Lingerie from Gail Carriger
1Harpers Bazar New York Sat June 13 1891 Dressing Gowns Nightshirts

This evolution is coupled with the rise of the middle class, the sexual revolution (including contraception and woman's suffrage) and various other factors.

Relaxing Victorians: Casual Wear From Unseen to Seen to Seen by Only a Few ~ Wrappers & Peignoirs & Dressing Gowns to Morning Dresses & Tea Gowns to Lingerie from Gail Carriger
Bed Jacket  1885  The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Relaxing Victorians: Casual Wear From Unseen to Seen to Seen by Only a Few ~ Wrappers & Peignoirs & Dressing Gowns to Morning Dresses & Tea Gowns to Lingerie from Gail Carriger
Dressing Jacket  1885-1890  The Metropolitan Museum of Art

 We see a culmination in this towards the turn of the century in the popularity of (and wide-scale use of the word) negligées and lingerie sets, which specifically implies an article of clothing that is sexual in its nature for it is meant to be seen by a lover.

Relaxing Victorians: Casual Wear From Unseen to Seen to Seen by Only a Few ~ Wrappers & Peignoirs & Dressing Gowns to Morning Dresses & Tea Gowns to Lingerie from Gail Carriger
Negligée  1880  The Metropolitan Museum of Art

This kind of clothing, prior to the first sexual revolution, would not have been acceptable for a fashion house to make, let alone a fashionable lady to purchase.

Relaxing Victorians: Casual Wear From Unseen to Seen to Seen by Only a Few ~ Wrappers & Peignoirs & Dressing Gowns to Morning Dresses & Tea Gowns to Lingerie from Gail Carriger
Negligée Callot Soeurs, 1898-1900s The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Relaxing Victorians: Casual Wear From Unseen to Seen to Seen by Only a Few ~ Wrappers & Peignoirs & Dressing Gowns to Morning Dresses & Tea Gowns to Lingerie from Gail Carriger

Relaxing Victorians: Casual Wear From Unseen to Seen to Seen by Only a Few ~ Wrappers & Peignoirs & Dressing Gowns to Morning Dresses & Tea Gowns to Lingerie from Gail Carriger

Relaxing Victorians: Casual Wear From Unseen to Seen to Seen by Only a Few ~ Wrappers & Peignoirs & Dressing Gowns to Morning Dresses & Tea Gowns to Lingerie from Gail CarrigerRelaxing Victorians: Casual Wear From Unseen to Seen to Seen by Only a Few ~ Wrappers & Peignoirs & Dressing Gowns to Morning Dresses & Tea Gowns to Lingerie from Gail Carriger
Lingerie Set  1880s  The Metropolitan Museum of Art

There was also head wear that was designed to be worn exclusively around the house, but that's a whole other story...

Relaxing Victorians: Casual Wear From Unseen to Seen to Seen by Only a Few ~ Wrappers & Peignoirs & Dressing Gowns to Morning Dresses & Tea Gowns to Lingerie from Gail Carriger
House Cap 1900  The Metropolitan Museum of Art

For Primrose!

Relaxing Victorians: Casual Wear From Unseen to Seen to Seen by Only a Few ~ Wrappers & Peignoirs & Dressing Gowns to Morning Dresses & Tea Gowns to Lingerie from Gail Carriger
Boudoir Cap 1895 The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Relaxing Victorians: Casual Wear From Unseen to Seen to Seen by Only a Few ~ Wrappers & Peignoirs & Dressing Gowns to Morning Dresses & Tea Gowns to Lingerie from Gail Carriger
nightgown 1894  The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Relaxing Victorians: Casual Wear From Unseen to Seen to Seen by Only a Few ~ Wrappers & Peignoirs & Dressing Gowns to Morning Dresses & Tea Gowns to Lingerie from Gail Carriger
Dressing Gown  1897-1899  The Metropolitan Museum of Art


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Muffs: Gail Carriger's Collection & Muffs Throughout History


A brief moment of muffs today, Fashionable Reader.

I own a few muffs but I very rarely use them. Even though my hands are always cold and I like that they can just be shoved up the arm and worn without occupying a hand (as clutches are wont to do). Not quite sure why not, but there it is.

I even sewed one, once, with a secret pocket. It's one of the hardest things I've ever sewed.

Muffs: Gail Carriger's Collection & Muffs Throughout History

Here's a bought one, big and fluffy and black and adorable, and yet rarely used...

Muffs: Gail Carriger's Collection & Muffs Throughout History

Here's a photo shoot where it made an apprentice, this was a drive con so I could afford to pack something so fluffy.

Muffs: Gail Carriger's Collection & Muffs Throughout History
photographed and copyright by j daniel sawyer

I also own a vintage fur one that is a wrist muff, very small but so cute.

Muffs: Gail Carriger's Collection & Muffs Throughout History

Muffs of History!


Muffs: Gail Carriger's Collection & Muffs Throughout History
damesalamode- Gallery of Fashion, evening dresses, February 1795

Muffs: Gail Carriger's Collection & Muffs Throughout History
Le Follet Friday, January 1, 1864 v. 43, plate 97
Muffs: Gail Carriger's Collection & Muffs Throughout History
via colourthysoul- Frederick Childe Hassam - A New Year’s Nocture, New York (1892)
Muffs: Gail Carriger's Collection & Muffs Throughout History
1900 muff via livingnowisliving- Found on geheugenvannederland.nl.jpg
Muffs: Gail Carriger's Collection & Muffs Throughout History
1905  muff The Victoria & Albert Museum
Muffs: Gail Carriger's Collection & Muffs Throughout History
Fashion by Jacques Fath, 1952 theniftyfifties

Muffs: Gail Carriger's Collection & Muffs Throughout History
vintagechampagnefever-tumblr Gloria Vanderbilt and an unnamed model
showcase furs for LIFE magazine (1952)

Muffs: Gail Carriger's Collection & Muffs Throughout History
Model wearing an ensemble with a fur muff for Vogue, 1956 theniftyfifties tumblr

Muffs: Gail Carriger's Collection & Muffs Throughout History
bcbg-rtw-fw 2014-runway blue

Muffs: Gail Carriger's Collection & Muffs Throughout History
photographed and copyright by j daniel sawyer

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Fancy Dress Costumes ~ The Victorian Halloween with Gail Carriger



"And yet here he was, if one could credit one's senses, about to take part in a fancy-dress ball, a form of entertainment notoriously a testing experience for the toughest. And he was attending that fancy-dress ball, mark you—not, like every other well-bred Englishman, as a Pierrot, but as Mephistopheles—this involving, as I need scarcely stress, not only scarlet tights but a pretty frightful false beard."
~ Right Ho, Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse

Fancy Dress Costumes ~ The Victorian Halloween with Gail Carriger
via gravesandghouls tumblr, Victorian costumes c. 1880s (Source: vintagegal)
Fancy Dress Costumes ~ The Victorian Halloween with Gail Carriger
Fancy Dress, 1874

Fancy dress costumes were very popular in the Victorian era, Fashionable Reader. There were follies, masquerades, fancy dress balls, not to mention a variety of other events that might call for a costume of some kind or another. I feature a fancy dress ball in the Finishing School books and I'm contemplating what might happen if Lord Akeldama decided to throw one. However the Victorian approach to fancy dress was quirky to say the least. Here are a few examples...

Fancy Dress Costumes ~ The Victorian Halloween with Gail Carriger
folly  costume via realhistoricalpatterns tumblr

Classic jester costume, also the domino were both, extremely popular in the Victorian era.


Fancy Dress Costumes ~ The Victorian Halloween with Gail Carriger
  antique-royals-TUMBLR 1860s 

via Bizarre Victorian fact of the day…

A traditional Halloween custom which was practised across Britain (particularly in rural areas) in the Victorian period was for groups of people (of all ages) to don strange costumes and go door-to-door in the hopes of receiving food or gifts, or of causing a bit of mischief. This custom had a huge number of regional variations. On the Shetland Islands the ‘skeklers’ wore tall pointy hats and voluminous costumes made of straw. In Montgomeryshire in Wales men dressed themselves as ‘gwrachod’ (an ancient Welsh hag-like monster) by putting on ragged clothes, sheepskins and masks. They went through their neighbourhood frightening children and being rude to adults. Young people in Glamorgan cross-dressed and went from house to house singing riddles, while ‘guisers’ in Scotland with masked, blackened, or painted faces chanted rhymes like:

    Tramp, tramp, the boys are marching
    We are the guisers at the door,
    If you dinna let us in, we will bash yer windows in,
    And you’ll never see the guisers any more.


Source: victorianfanguide


Fancy Dress Costumes ~ The Victorian Halloween with Gail Carriger
gardener costume via realhistoricalpatterns tumblr

Aristocratic Victorians loved to play the poor, particularly the romanticized country poor. In addition to gardeners, milk maids, peasant girls, shepherds and shepherdesses were quite popular.

Fancy Dress Costumes ~ The Victorian Halloween with Gail Carriger
page costume via realhistoricalpatterns tumblr

There was also and interesting take on cross dressing that occasionally appeared. There's a certain romantic notion and of the beautiful page boy, almost gender neutral and certainly gender bending that made this archetypal character open season for men or women. Maxfield Parrish capitalized on this with some of his work using a female model for many of his pages and princes etc...

Fancy Dress Costumes ~ The Victorian Halloween with Gail Carriger
rose costume via realhistoricalpatterns tumblr

Objects were also open season. And an idea I kind of love. Above we see a young lady dressed as a rose garden, or rose bouquet. Bellow is one dressed as a... waste basket. I may have to put that into one of my stories.

Fancy Dress Costumes ~ The Victorian Halloween with Gail Carriger
waste basket costume via realhistoricalpatterns tumblr
Fancy Dress Costumes ~ The Victorian Halloween with Gail Carriger
via eccentric victorian on tumblr
Fancy Dress Costumes ~ The Victorian Halloween with Gail Carriger
“Scrap Book” 1890 National Gallery Victoria
Fancy Dress Costumes ~ The Victorian Halloween with Gail Carriger
“The Dirigible” via OMG That Dress tumblr

Other cultures were also popular, as were historical figures. Always keeping in mind the Victorian silhouette. You'll not that while masks were popular grotesque make up was not. Victorians might theme a masquerade to a particular place or time period or even a famous author, Shakespeare characters, for example, might be a theme.

Fancy Dress Costumes ~ The Victorian Halloween with Gail Carriger
Fancy Dress Costume Charles Fredrick Worth, 1870 The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Fancy Dress Costumes ~ The Victorian Halloween with Gail Carriger
via weirdvintage-tumblr Bird girls of Szegeden, Hungary, 1880s (via Vintage Photo)


Fancy Dress Costumes ~ The Victorian Halloween with Gail Carriger
via Old Photos & Bacon☣ @photosandbacon


I have a lot of fun imagining how a costume party in my steampunk Victorian era might look. Can you imagine people coming dressed as trains, or dirigibles? Or werewolves or vampires for that matter. I may have to write a short story about this at some point.
Fancy Dress Costumes ~ The Victorian Halloween with Gail Carriger
White Witch Costume 1885 Kerry Taylor Auctions

Fancy Dress Costumes ~ The Victorian Halloween with Gail Carriger
“Folly” fancy dress costume 1890 The Los Angeles County Museum of Art

And something a little more to my personal taste...


Fancy Dress Costumes ~ The Victorian Halloween with Gail Carriger
Halloween Bombshell Veronica Lake

Fancy Dress Costumes ~ The Victorian Halloween with Gail Carriger
Halloween Bombshell, Myrna Loy
Myrna was best known for her role as Nora Charles
in the 1930's The Thin Man movies
Bollywood Steampunk


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Product links on this blog are usually to Amazon using my associate code. At no additional cost to you this means I get a slight kick back if you make a purchase. Thank you! This allows me to continue to produce this blog without sponsors.

Ada Lovelace Day Fashion with Gail Carriger


Today is Ada Lovelace Day!

"Ada Lovelace Day is an international celebration of the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM)."

Here's one of my picks... Tempest Anderson: Pioneer of Volcano Photography

I am going to trivialize the entire operation by doing a fashion post based on one of Ada's most famous portraits.

Ada Lovelace Day Fashion with Gail Carriger
Ada Lovelace portrait

A similar actual historic dress.

Ada Lovelace Day Fashion with Gail Carriger
1860 Robe à Transformation The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Ada Lovelace Day Fashion with Gail Carriger
1860 Robe à Transformation The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Ada Lovelace Day Fashion with Gail Carriger
1820 Pocket Watch  1820  Sotheby’s

Stuff from my own collection that might go with...

Ada Lovelace Day Fashion with Gail Carriger

Ada Lovelace Day Fashion with Gail Carriger

Ada Lovelace Day Fashion with Gail Carriger

Ada Lovelace Day Fashion with Gail Carriger



You can shop my recommendations via the following lists:
Steampunk, Retro Jewelry, Makeup, Retro Clothes, Lifestyle


Product links on this blog are usually to Amazon using my associate code. At no additional cost to you this means I get a slight kick back if you make a purchase. Thank you! This allows me to continue to produce this blog without sponsors.

Then & Now ~ Gold Evening Gown with a V-Neck


Then: For Monique

Then & Now ~ Gold Evening Gown with a V-Neck
Ball Gown  Emile Pingat, 1860  The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Now

Then & Now ~ Gold Evening Gown with a V-Neck
2014 Altuzarra

Matched Merch

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Then & Now ~ Big Floofy White Gown with Ribbon Detail


Then: For Sophronia

Then & Now ~ Big Floofy White Gown with Ribbon Detail
Evening Dress  1860-1863  The McCord Museum

Now

Then & Now ~ Big Floofy White Gown with Ribbon Detail
2014 Rochas

Matched Merch


Retro Rack is also on facebook where I post additional images and fashion thoughts.

You can visit the following shopping lists: Travel Dork, My Steampunk, My Wardrobe.

Product links on this blog are usually to Amazon using my associate code. At no additional cost to you this means I gets a slight kick back if you make a purchase. Thank you! This allows me to continue to produce this blog without sponsors.

The Evolution of the Stocking: History of Victorian Undergarments Series from Gail Carriger


My dear fashionable reader, just some fun today on the evolution of the lowly stocking...

The Evolution of the Stocking: History of Victorian Undergarments Series from Gail Carriger


“Stockings, originally designed for practical purposes, soon transformed into a fashionable accessory with the invention of the knitting frame in 1589 and then the circular-knitting machine in 1816. This technology allowed for a tighter weave and a better fit. Also, it was much easier to produce stockings, making them more affordable and readily available to a larger public. Plain white stockings were in mode for quite some time, until the mid to late-1800s when hemlines rose, and the ankle was revealed. This change in fashion called for colorful and fanciful motifs to decorate the lower leg, a visually appealing effect.


~ From A Brief History of Stockings

The Evolution of the Stocking: History of Victorian Undergarments Series from Gail Carriger
 Stockings  1788-1793  The Metropolitan Museum of Art

"The flirtatious and vibrant colors of this pair of stockings increases their value, making them an accessory of interest. The two colors used, enhanced by the two-color embroidery pattern creates an elaborate sensibility. The period from 1890-1899 was known as the “Naughty Nineties” and this pair of stockings is a testament to the frivolous fun women had with their dress.”


~ From A Brief History of Stockings

For Preshea in Poison or Protect...



The Evolution of the Stocking: History of Victorian Undergarments Series from Gail Carriger
1860 Stockings  1860s  The Metropolitan Museum of Art

"In buying stockings, whether silk or cotton, you will find it cheapest in the end, to get those of the best English manufacture, particularly those of fine quality. For winter, and to wear with boots, English stockings of unbleached cotton are very comfortable, feeling warmer than those that are perfectly white. It is to be lamented that all black stockings (even of silk) are painful and injurious to the feet, the copperas dye being poisonous."

~ The Ladies' Guide to True Politeness and Perfect Manners or, Miss Leslie's Behaviour Book by Eliza Leslie (1864)


For Ivy in the Parasol Protectorate Series...

The Evolution of the Stocking: History of Victorian Undergarments Series from Gail Carriger
 Stockings  1870  The Metropolitan Museum of Art

For Alexia in the Parasol Protectorate Series...

The Evolution of the Stocking: History of Victorian Undergarments Series from Gail Carriger
 Stockings  1873  The Metropolitan Museum of Art

For Imogene in Romancing the Inventor...


The Evolution of the Stocking: History of Victorian Undergarments Series from Gail Carriger
 Stockings  1880-1899  The Metropolitan Museum of Art

For Primrose in the Custard Protocol Series...


The Evolution of the Stocking: History of Victorian Undergarments Series from Gail Carriger
Stockings  1890s  The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Evolution of the Stocking: History of Victorian Undergarments Series from Gail Carriger
Garters 1899 The Chicago History Museum

For Gail...


The Evolution of the Stocking: History of Victorian Undergarments Series from Gail Carriger
Stockings  1910-1917  The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

The Evolution of the Stocking: History of Victorian Undergarments Series from Gail Carriger
 Garter  Lucile, 1914  The Victoria & Albert Museum

From the 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue:

LOUSE LADDER. A stitch fallen in a stocking. (AKA a run)

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Gail Carriger in a Blue & Cream Vintage 1950s Day Dress


For the first night of WorldCon I wore my new purple dress from the previous blog. But for the first offical day of the convention I wore this favorite vintage 1950s blue and white day dress.

Gail Carriger in a Blue & Cream Vintage 1950s Day Dress

It has a cute little jacket too, but I didn't get a picture of it at this event. Here it is at Comic Con, 4 years ago pre-reack-reduction.

Gail Carriger in a Blue & Cream Vintage 1950s Day DressGail Carriger in a Blue & Cream Vintage 1950s Day Dress

Believe it or not I weigh less in these Comic Con photos, just goes to show what a little less boob will do for a girl's figure. Now where was I?

Gail Carriger in a Blue & Cream Vintage 1950s Day Dress

So I am wearing it with a little flower hair band (similar $18), faux pearl set (similar $10), vintage white leather gloves (similar $29), and some Mia nomad flats (discontinued, similar $23).

A Historical Retrospective on Blue & White

For Lord Akeldama

Gail Carriger in a Blue & Cream Vintage 1950s Day Dress
1760s  The Victoria & Albert Museum

For Sophronia


Gail Carriger in a Blue & Cream Vintage 1950s Day Dress
1853-1854 Blue FLower  The FIDM Museu

For Monique


Gail Carriger in a Blue & Cream Vintage 1950s Day Dress
c.1860      United States      MET

For Dimity


Gail Carriger in a Blue & Cream Vintage 1950s Day Dress
Bodice  1865-1866  Musée Galliera de la Mode de la Ville de Paris 

For Agatha


Gail Carriger in a Blue & Cream Vintage 1950s Day Dress

Gail Carriger in a Blue & Cream Vintage 1950s Day Dress
1868 Robe à Transformation   Kerry Taylor Auctions2

For Ivy


Gail Carriger in a Blue & Cream Vintage 1950s Day Dress
1872  The Kyoto Costume Institute

For Prudence


Gail Carriger in a Blue & Cream Vintage 1950s Day Dress
Afternoon Dress 1903 s  Jacques Doucet  The Metropolitan Museum of Art

For Primrose


Gail Carriger in a Blue & Cream Vintage 1950s Day Dress
1905 Summer Day Dress  The Victoria & Albert Museum

For Gail


Gail Carriger in a Blue & Cream Vintage 1950s Day Dress
Clip Brooches  Raymond Yard, 1935  Christie’s

Gail Carriger in a Blue & Cream Vintage 1950s Day Dress
Glamorous 1950’s Dress.  Glamorous❤Vintage❤Soul tumblr

Gail Carriger in a Blue & Cream Vintage 1950s Day Dress
2013 Elie-Saab-Couture-Oblivion-Moscow-Premiere

"A great variety of bright colours is only suited to a carpet. For a dress, two are quite sufficient."
~ The Ladies' Guide to True Politeness and Perfect Manners or, Miss Leslie's Behaviour Book
by Eliza Leslie (1864)

Gail Carriger in a Blue & Cream Vintage 1950s Day Dress


Retro Rack is also on facebook where I post additional images and fashion thoughts.

You can visit the following shopping lists: Travel Dork, My Steampunk, My Wardrobe.
Product links on this blog are usually to Amazon using my associate code. At no additional cost to you this means I gets a slight kick back if you make a purchase. Thank you! This allows me to continue to produce this blog without sponsors.
Relaxing Victorians: Casual Wear From Unseen to Seen to Seen by Only a Few ~ Wrappers & Peignoirs & Dressing Gowns to Morning Dresses & Tea Gowns to Lingerie from Gail CarrigerMuffs: Gail Carriger's Collection & Muffs Throughout HistoryFancy Dress Costumes ~ The Victorian Halloween with Gail CarrigerAda Lovelace Day Fashion with Gail CarrigerThen & Now ~ Gold Evening Gown with a V-NeckThen & Now ~ Big Floofy White Gown with Ribbon DetailThe Evolution of the Stocking: History of Victorian Undergarments Series from Gail CarrigerDressing Sophronia from the Corset Up (Finishing School Series) with Gail CarrigerSophronia Goes Shopping All Grown Up with Gail CarrigerGail Carriger in a Blue & Cream Vintage 1950s Day Dress

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