1912 Fashion Comming Around In 2009


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Aly Jones

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I have notice in clothes stores when i'm going shopping that 1912 fashion is popping back in to fashion these days.
Corsets once only worn by our grandmother's are actually being sold to our generation of females and those cap men hats that only our grandfather's use to wear,are now classed as female fashion and not classed as men fashion.
Boots too that our grand mothers use to wear still being sold in stores. Amazing isn't it!
 
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I think you'll find this happens every few decades, Alyson, the fashion industry having to get its inspiration from somewhere.

When I was young, we used to wear so-called 'barrow-boy hats'; I had a glamorous, expensive, but extremely tedious pair of boots which laced up the old-fashioned way with hooks; we also had corsets - though they weren't called that, they were called by their French name - basques - which sounded much better. We didn't wear them under our clothes, though ...

So it's rather more inevitable than amazing, and I can only offer the advice to enjoy it while you can, and then to hoot with laughter at the very idea when you get older. In my experience, however, it is never comfortable to wear. My grandmother, who did have to wear corsets / tight lacing etc., when young in 1912, never got over the freedom of comfortable clothes when she was old. She seemed to think it was a result of her suffragette activities when young, and may have been right.

I've still got the basque somewhere in the attic, which I kept to amuse a daughter sometime in the future. However, I only had boys, and they never like the idea of their mothers dressed in scanty clothes when young and fancy-free. Maybe a daughter-in-law will appreciate it ...
 

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or maybe one of you're boys might have a daughter!
Fashion does come around but i did not think fronm 1912,maybe like back to the 60's and 70's but not the 1912 era LOL.I'm still shock though back in 1912,those hats that only men wore,they were like caps but more rounded.Only men wore those caps and
they were a mans caps in 1912,but now only wowmen wear them apart from gay men in our era.
That amazes me!
 

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In the UK Edwardian styles were favoured by some young men half a century later in the '50s. We called these lads 'teddy boys'. But as far as I know there was no equivalent revival for women.

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Hi Bob

Teddy Boy was the start of the Edwardian mini revival that would evolve in the late 60's and early 70's into the Edwardian suit and haircut with sideburns for men.

I think Women also went on a mini Victorian revival with their hair which was dressed high in beehives and bouffants (really Georgian 18th century) and their flowing wide skirts with their petticoats in the late 50's and early 60's. It was a mini Victorian look.
 

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I had no idea!i can say that big wide skits are coming back in to fashion aswell.I see alot of young gals wearing really short wide poffy up dress,i think it is just commming back into fashion again,and does anyone know if big boffy hair was in with the ladies in 1912?
 
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There is a photo of Florence Lawrence The Biograph Girl in Ballyhoo Jazz taken at about that time. Although she's wearing a hat.
 
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Alyson,
You found an archive of the thread. There are a dozen. I have given you directions in What a 16 year old girls would wear on Titianic thread.

First go to the Topics Page then go to The Gilded Age and then to Amusements & Diversions look at all the topics til you find The Jazz Age or All Roads Lead To Ballyhoo
 
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