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Spot the outfit in the book! Clothing Featured in How to Marry a Werewolf: Hats, Dresses and Men in Uniform by Gail Carriger


Want to play a rousing game of spot that outfit in Gail's book?

In How to Marry a Werewolf I feature a number of fashionable items, I thought you might want to see them ahead of time so you can try and spot them as you read.

So with the book releasing this weekend, here you go!

On Faith...


Spot the outfit in the book! Clothing Featured in How to Marry a Werewolf: Hats, Dresses and Men in Uniform by Gail Carriger
Walking suit, American, circa 1890-95. Wool, silk taffeta.
Mint Museum

Spot the outfit in the book! Clothing Featured in How to Marry a Werewolf: Hats, Dresses and Men in Uniform by Gail Carriger
1890 ca. Boater Hat English Straw, silk, by Lincoln Bennett and Company's Hats.
museumofcostume.co.uk

Spot the outfit in the book! Clothing Featured in How to Marry a Werewolf: Hats, Dresses and Men in Uniform by Gail Carriger
Raudnitz & Co. evening dress, 1897
From the Musee Galliera

Spot the outfit in the book! Clothing Featured in How to Marry a Werewolf: Hats, Dresses and Men in Uniform by Gail Carriger
Punch 1895 - History of the bicycle
Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Spot the outfit in the book! Clothing Featured in How to Marry a Werewolf: Hats, Dresses and Men in Uniform by Gail Carriger
Rouff ca. 1897 | French
Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
I love this last one because it so perfectly goes with How to Marry a Werewolf.


Spot the outfit in the book! Clothing Featured in How to Marry a Werewolf: Hats, Dresses and Men in Uniform by Gail Carriger

On Teddy...

Spot the outfit in the book! Clothing Featured in How to Marry a Werewolf: Hats, Dresses and Men in Uniform by Gail Carriger
Walking dress L'Art et la Mode 1894 N°47 Marie de Solar

Spot the outfit in the book! Clothing Featured in How to Marry a Werewolf: Hats, Dresses and Men in Uniform by Gail Carriger
1895 Ballgown by House of Worth Paris,
the Bruce Museum

Spot the outfit in the book! Clothing Featured in How to Marry a Werewolf: Hats, Dresses and Men in Uniform by Gail Carriger

Spot the outfit in the book! Clothing Featured in How to Marry a Werewolf: Hats, Dresses and Men in Uniform by Gail Carriger

On Channing (in the past)...


Spot the outfit in the book! Clothing Featured in How to Marry a Werewolf: Hats, Dresses and Men in Uniform by Gail Carriger
Player's Cigarettes "Regimental Uniforms, Second Series" (issued in 1914) #52
Coldstream Guards ~ Light Infantry Company, 1793

Spot the outfit in the book! Clothing Featured in How to Marry a Werewolf: Hats, Dresses and Men in Uniform by Gail Carriger
Peninsula 1812 1_The Honourable W Dawson 1st Foot Guards 2_Daniel Mackinnon,
Coldstream Guards 3_The Honourable Orlando Bridgeman 1st Foot Guards

Spot the outfit in the book! Clothing Featured in How to Marry a Werewolf: Hats, Dresses and Men in Uniform by Gail Carriger


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


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Gail Carriger Talks Bra Shopping ~ Reducing the Rack & Fudging the Results


So, Fashionable Reader, recently I did a blog post about ordering for the new Rack. Sadly, it's the usual rigmarole of nothing fits and trying to find what does.

A reminder, measurements.

Old measurements:
Ribs: 28"
Rack: 41"
What did I wear in bras? Panache 28J, Freya, Fantasie & Cleo 30H, Royce & Anita 32H

New measurements:
Ribs: 30
Rack: 38"
I used tape measurements and this bra size calculator.

What did I order to try? Freya 30FF, Royce 30FF (then 32F)

What do I still want to try? Fantasie & Cleo 30FF, Anita 30H

DETAILS...

 

1. Bra that Gives Good Vintage Shape

What I used to wear: Freya Dotty Nursing Bra 32H

Gail Carriger Talks Bra Shopping ~ Reducing the Rack & Fudging the Results
 Freya Dotty Nursing Bra

What I ordered: Freya Dotty Nursing Bra 30FF

Results: Band was exactly right, but cup was about a size too big. Returned and reordered in 30F.

Cost of having a Rack: $11 return shipping/hassle because larger bra sizes rarely offer free returns (and counting), $46 for the bra

 2. Sports Bra


What I used to wear: Royce Women's Impact Free Cotton Sports Bra 32H

Gail Carriger Talks Bra Shopping ~ Reducing the Rack & Fudging the Results
Royce Women's Impact Free Cotton Sports Bra

What I ordered:  Royce Women's Impact Free Cotton Sports Bra 30FF

Results: Band was far too tight, and cup was about right. Returned and reordered in 32F (up a band = down at least one cup). I'm thinking Royce runs on the old style of band measurement = add 2 inches to the actual measurement.

Cost of having a Rack: $52.54 (this one has free returns) but I'll still need at least two other sports bras.

Results: Band fit perfectly on the 32F, cup also fit perfectly but if I order a second one, I might go down to 32E for more support of higher impact exercise. This one will do for hiking and biking, not running.

If you have a really small rib cage this is the sports bra for you!


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

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

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