All right guys, I’ve decided to put together another masterpost for you - this time on historical fashion. This could get lengthy so… bear with me. (Forgive me also if some of the dates are a touch inaccurate - I’m not a historian and I’m going with what Google gives me.)
Neolithic Clothing - The beginnings of textiles, some woven materials, leather, etc. Circa 102000 BCE - 2000 BCE
Bronze Age Britain - The development of more sophisticated textiles, including wool and some ornamentation, including brooches. Circa 3200 BCE - 600 BCE
Iron Age Clothing (Europe) - Even more sophisticated, ornamented clothing, textiles, hairstyles. Dyed clothing arises. Circa 1200 BCE - 1 BCE (in Europe)
Fashion of the Ancient World
Clothing of Mesopotamia - i.e, Babylon. Also Mesopotamian jewelry. Circa 3000 BCE - 300 BCE
Clothing of Ancient Egypt - All eras.
Clothing of Ancient India - An overview.
Ancient Greek Clothing + Wikipedia for Definitions
Ancient Roman Clothing + More Rome
Ancient Celtic Clothing
Biblical Clothing - i.e., Primarily Ancient Hebrew
*Note: I’m not including many cultures here (such as Asian/South American) simply because of my own lack of expertise + time and space limitations in this masterpost.
Anglo-Saxon Clothing - (Pre-Norman Invasion)
England 1066-1087 - Ish
1100 - 1200 in European Fashion - Wikipedia
1200 - 1300 in European Fashion - Wikipedia
*A Note on Women’s Fashion - Tight lacing did NOT appear until about 1340, which means that shapely, comely bodices would not have appeared in fashion before this time.
14th Century Women’s Fashion - The stereotypical “medieval” look with wimple, long sleeves, etc.
Sexy Sexy Knights
Suits of Armor & Their Component Parts
Suit of Armor - Labeled Photo for Reference
15th Century Clothing
History of the Corset - Italian in origin. Introduced to France in the 1500s.
15th Century Florence
*Note: For the Tudor and Elizabethan eras of fashion it’s important to note that there were laws in place which dictated what clothing you could wear due to your social class.
Tudor Era Clothing - King Henry VIII, et al
Tudor Dress & Its Component Parts
Tudor/Elizabethan Corsets - Corsets during this time created a shape with a flat chest and narrow waist.
Jacobean Era Dress - 1603 - 1625
Baroque/Rococo Fashion - France 1650 - 1800
What to Wear in the English Civil War
The “Naughty” Side of 18th Century French Fashion - NSFW. Ooh la la.
Pilgrims in Murica
American Revolutionary War Costumes
Colonial Clothing - 18th Century Murica
Colonial Men - Colonial Women
Overview of Native American Clothing - *Note: Please use this as a starting point only and do your own research. Remember that different groups have fashions specific to their cultures. This is more to know what NOT to do than to know what TO do.
Fashion Under the French Revolution
Regency Fashion - 1800-1845 England
History of Victorian Fashion
Victorian Men’s Clothing
History of the Victorian Corset
Victorian Women’s Clothing By Layer - All 5 yo.
American Fashion - 1830s
Women’s Fashion During the Civil War
La Belle Époque 1895-1914
Edwardian Fashion - 1900-1919
Men’s Edwardian Fashion
More 1920s - 1920s Hairstyles - 1920s Makeup
1930s Fashion - 1930s Hats and Hair - 1930s Makeup
1940s Fashion - 1940s Hairstyles - 1940s Makeup
1950s Fashion - 1950s Hairstyles - 1950s Makeup
Early 1960s - Mid/Late 1960s - 1960s Makeup History
1970s in General - 1970s Makeup - 1970s Hair
And I’m stopping here. You should have it after this point, kiddos.
You better appreciate this.