FASHION: PAST & PRESENT

Updated July 23, 2010

 Did you know? It was considered unfashionable for Venetian women during the Renaissance to have anything but silvery-blonde hair. 

GENERAL & COMPREHENSIVE
  The History of Costume by Braun & Scheider - color plates of dresses from Ancient Times to the late 19th century.
  Milieux: The Costume Site
  The Costume Page
  History of Western fashion
  The Costumer's Manifesto
  Costume History by Historical Period
  TIMELINE: Fashion History from 1858-today
  Bissonnette on Costume: A visual Dictionary of Fashion
  The Costume Gallery
  The Costume Gallery's Research Library
  Digital Librarian: Fashion
  A Thousand Years of English Dresses
  History of Clothing - From an Inventors Perspective
  Past Patterns
  Vintage Clothing Heaven at vintagevixen.com - Vintage Clothing-Related Links
  The History & Fashion of Shoes
  Fashion History Costume Trends and Eras
  Stefan's Florilegium Archive
  fashion net - the insider's guide to all things chic
  Costume Related, Theater, Visual Arts, Performing Arts
  Reconstructing History - Historical Costumes
  Kent State University Museum: Exhibitions
  RustyZipper.Com Vintage Clothing on the Web - Over 15,000 items!
  Looking Back Clothier
  Sense & Sensibility Patterns
  Hairstyles.org.uk
  Christy's Fashion Pages
  Costume, Halloween & Costume Party Resource Guide @ Costume SuperCenter
 

ANCIENT TIMES
  ANCIENT EGYPTIAN CLOTHING - Ancient Egypt: Clothing - Egyptian Clothing - History for Kids! - Egyptian Clothes - Ancient Egyptian Jewelry - Glass Beads, "Fabulous Fakes" and the  Birth of Costume Jewelry
  Ancient Egyptian Hairstyles - Ancient Egyptian Beauty Aids - Egypt's Fragrant Golden Age
  Ancient Greek Clothing - The Ancient Greek World: Women's Dress & Toiletries - Ancient Greek Jewelry - Greek Clothing - History for Kids! - J. Moyr Smith's Ancient Greek Female Costume
  Roman Clothing, Part I - Roman Clothing, Part II - Roman Dress - Roman Clothing - History for Kids! - Ancient Roman Clothing - Roman Clothing - Roman Armor And Military Dress - Diotima: Glossary of Roman Clothing 
For much more, check out my Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece, & Ancient Rome pages.

 
MIDDLE AGES & RENAISSANCE
  Medieval Clothing - The Middle Ages-More About Clothing - Medieval Clothing - Some Clothing of the Middle Ages - The Costume Gallery's Medieval Research - Middle Ages Clothing - 11001200 in fashion - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - Medieval Hairstyles - 12th-century hairstyles
  Footwear of the Middle Ages - Leatherworking in the Middle Ages
Middle Ages Hygiene - 13th Century Perfumery
  Elizabethan Costuming Page - Elizabethan Clothing - Renaissance Fashion - Renaissance Costume History - Fashion in the European Renaissance - The Rich History of Renaissance Clothing - Fashion History - Ancient - Medieval - Renaissance - The Costumer's Manifesto: 16th Century Costume Links - History of women's costumes during the Renaissance
For many more links, check out the sections on Daily Life on my Middle Ages & Renaissance pages.
 

 17TH & 18TH CENTURIES
  17th Century Costume
  17th Century Women's Fashion Plates - 17th Century Men's Fashions 
  What to Wear in the 17th Century
  18th Century Costume Resources - 18th Century Clothing: Historical Overview
  Introduction to Eighteenth-Century Clothing: Colonial Williamsburg - Anatomy of a Gown
Bissonnette on Costume: The Eighteenth Century
  A Short History of the 18th Century High Roll Hairstyle
  The Lingerie Collection: 1700 to 1799
Please visit my Table of Contents page for MUCH more on the 17th & 18th Century!


19TH CENTURY - EARLY 20TH CENTURY (REGENCY, VICTORIAN, EDWARDIAN, PRE-WORLD WAR I)
  Regency and Empire Fashion Costume Links - Victorian Fashion Links - Edwardian Era   
Bissonnette on Costume: The Nineteenth Century
  The Regency Fashion Page - Regency Style Year-by-Year - An Austen Evening - Princess Charlotte's Wedding Page - Regency Women's Headdresses
  The Spectacular Female Body: Dress, Fashion and Modernity in Victorian Women's Magazines - Godey's Lady's Book Online Home Page
  The Hours of the Woman of Leisure - The Language of the Fan
  Charles Frederick Worth (18261895) and The House of Worth - Charles Frederick Worth
  Victorian Clothing: The History of the Bathing Suit
  Victorian Dress Reform - 19th Century Dress Reform In Pictures
  John Wesley Sermon on Dress in 1872
  The Lingerie Collection: 1800 to 1899
  Centuries of Childhood: Children's Fashions from 1740 to 1940
  TITANIC CLOSE-UP- The Costumes that Made the Movie
  Victorian Antique Marketplace - Vintage Clothing and Antique Fashions
  Sense & Sensibility Patterns Winsome Clothing with an Old-Fashioned Appeal
  Please visit my Table of Contents page for MUCH more on the 19th & Early 20th Century!

 
20TH CENTURY (POST WORLD WAR I) 
  Early 20th Century Fashion Links: 1911-1920 - 1920's - 1930's - 1940s - 1950's - 1960s - 1970s - 1980s - 1990's
  20TH CENTURY FASHION HISTORY BY DECADE
  Fashions and Clothes Styles from 50 years what do you remember
  Fashion-Flashbacks - Fashion Flashbacks by Decade 

  Bissonnette on Costume: The Twentieth Century
  History of 20th Century Fashion - A Year in Fashion: 1900s
  Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel (18831971) and the House of Chanel
  MENS FASHIONS OF THE 1920s
  Flappers and Fashion
  T-Shirts Countdown Chart - History of the T-Shirt 

  The 70's and 80's Sportswear Museum - In The 80s - Clothes of the Eighties Index
  Fashion - The Bad Fads Museum
  History of 20th Century Footware - The Heights of Fashion: Platform Shoes Then and Now - Stupid Shoes
  History of 20th Century Cosmetics
  History of 20th Century Hair
  Please visit my Table of Contents page for MUCH more on the 20th Century!

 
21ST CENTURY - FASHION TODAY!
  2000 to Present Costume Links at The Costumer's Manifesto
  fashion net - the insider's guide to all things chic
  Latest Fashion Looks for Summer 2010 - Summer 2010 | Silhouette (Check out Fashion History Costume Trends and Eras for each new season's update!!!!)
   Fashion Week Fall 2010 (Check out Fashion week, fashion shows, fashion photography, fashion trends, fashion cont for more season updates!!!)
  Future Fashion Predictions Links at the The Costumer's Manifesto
 

 COSMETICS - FRAGRANCE - HAIR - JEWELRY - FOOTWEAR - ACCESSORIES
If you don't see what you need here, check the specific time periods above or visit My Site Index and select the time frame.
  Beauty Related Inventions - History of Makeup - The History of Cosmetics - The History of Cosmetics - History of cosmetics - History of Cosmetics - Brief History of Beauty and Hygiene Products - MAKING UP FOR WAR: SEXUALITY AND CITIZENSHIP IN WARTIME - History of 20th Century Cosmetics - Madam CJ Walker (For MUCH more, visit specific time periods as suggested at the beginning of this section)
  Perfume Timeline - The History of Perfume - History of Perfume - A View of Perfume - The Origins of Eau de Cologne - Egypt's Fragrant Golden Age - PERFUMES FOR THE PERIOD SCENT
  The American Society of Perfumers - Welcome to the Fragrance Foundation (For MUCH more, visit specific time periods as suggested at the beginning of this section)
  Hairstyle History: The Costume Gallery Research Library - The history of hair, hair styles through the ages - Hair history and historical hairstyles - A Short History of the 18th Century High Roll - Hairstyles in Fashion History 1900-1920 - Vintage Hairstyles Vintage Hair Style History Vintage Hairstyle Pictures - History of 20th Century Hair - Big in Japan: a history of hairstyles and hair ornaments - Hairstyles.org.uk (For MUCH more, visit specific time periods as suggested at the beginning of this section)
  The History of Jewelry, Gems, and Lapidary Artisans - Jewellery History - The History of Jewelry - Jewellery - Glass Beads, "Fabulous Fakes" and the  Birth of Costume Jewelry - Egyptian Jewelry (For MUCH more, visit specific time periods as suggested at the beginning of this section)
  The Lingerie Collection - The Accessories Collection - Wrapped in Splendor: The Art of the Paisley Shawl
  The History & Fashion of Shoes - Coupon Cactus - History of Footwear - History of Shoes - Footwear and Shoes History - History of 20th Century Footware - The Heights of Fashion: Platform Shoes Then and Now - Stupid Shoes (For MUCH more, visit the specific time periods as suggested at the beginning of this section)
  BISSONNETTE ON HATS - HATS GALORE - A Brief History of Hats - Regency Women's Headdresses - The Beaver Fur Hat - History of the Cowboy Hat (For MUCH more, visit the specific time periods as suggested at the beginning of this section)
  The History of Eye Glasses or Spectacles - Contact Lenses - History of Eyeglasses - Spectacles - The History of Sunglasses
  Handbag History and Information - The Language of the Fan
  Introduction to Body Modification Ancient and Modern @ University of Pennsylvania
Please visit my Table of Contents page for more info on specific time periods.

CHILDREN'S FASHIONS
  Centuries of Childhood: Children's Fashions from 1740 to 1940
  Children in Early America: Dressing Up
  History of Childhood - The Cornell Costume Collection
  19th & 20th Century Fashion History: Children's Fashion
  Please visit my Table of Contents page for more info on specific time periods.

MEN'S FASHIONS
  Dress & Grooming | The Art of Manliness 


ETHNIC & FOLK FASHION
  Bissonnette on Costume: China - Kent State University Museum: Chinese Robes
  Bissonnette on Costume: Japan - Raiment for Receptions: A Japanese Bride's Last Furisode - Kimono: Introduction - Big in Japan: a history of hairstyles and hair ornaments
  Bissonnette on Costume: India - Kent State University Museum: A Dance of Light and Color
  Bissonnette on Costume: Turkey
  Technicolor Dreamcoats: Central Asian Ikat Robes
  History of Ashanti Kente Cloth
  Please visit my Table of Contents page for more info on specific cultures. 

 
ARMS - ARMOR - MILITARY UNIFORM/DRESS
  The Costumer's Manifesto: Military Costume and Armor Links
  Swords and Armor
Check out my TABLE OF CONTENTS page for links to specific time periods.

TEXTILES
  Fabrics - The History of Fabrics and Different Fibers
  Antique Textile History
  History of Silk - The History of Silk - Silk - History for Kids!
  The Textile Revolution - History of the Textile Industry - American Textile History Museum in Lowell, Massachusetts
  The History of Scottish Tartan & Clan Tartans, Scotland - BBC - A History of Tartan
  History of Ashanti Kente Cloth

VARIOUS TOPICS
  History of the Shopping Center and Mall 
Shopping Innovations The History of the Shopping Mall
   Fashion Designers of Their Time
  Designers A-Z - History of fashion design
  A Vintage Wedding planned? Vintage Wedding Gowns
  Victorian Clothing: The History of the Bathing Suit
Millenium of Fashion with Salma Hayak
Introduction to Body Modification Ancient and Modern @ University of Pennsylvania

 

 Did you know? The Modern sneaker debuted in 1917, with brown canvas tops and black rubber soles. Its manufacturer, the National India Rubber Company, first called the creation Peds, but that name was already registered for another product, so the "P" was traded for a "K" (for 'kids'), making KEDS! 

 

  

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