regency clothing

iamthegps  asked:

I'm sure you've probably gotten this question before, but what is your least favorite era of fashion? Myself, I've never been fond of Regency Era clothing; empire waist makes everyone look pregnant. Like c'mon guys, your waistline and your bustline are supposed to be /different/.

I don’t think I’ve ever got a least favorite era! Most of the time it’s favorite era.

I think it would probably be the late 1820s-1830s? I feel like it’s one of those so bad it’s good eras. Like those sleeves should not be paired with that high waistline. 

I think a close runner up would be 17th century Spain aka the time that Spain decided to ignore what everyone else was doing and did it’s own thing

And it’s not just the ladies. 

need refs/inspo for period clothing?

here you go:

lots of periods in one spot/fashion through centuries:

it indeed is western/european centric, I’m sorry for that, but for other cultures I simply don’t have so many references

ALSO note that most of the pictures show historical clothing from the upper classes or more festive clothing of the lower/working class because normal working clothes wouldn’t survive for such a long time, and the clothes were often re-used over and over again!

Rosamund Pike as Jane Bennet and Keira Knightley as Elizabeth Bennet in Pride and Prejudice (2005).

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rouge my knees and roll my stockings down - alykapedia - Yuri!!! on Ice (Anime) [Archive of Our Own]
An Archive of Our Own, a project of the Organization for Transformative Works
By Organization for Transformative Works

Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Yuri!!! on Ice (Anime)
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Katsuki Yuuri/Victor Nikiforov
Characters: Katsuki Yuuri, Victor Nikiforov
Additional Tags: NSFW Victuuri week 2017, Day 2: Clothes, Day 3: Roleplay, Alternate Universe - Regency, Alpha/Beta/Omega Dynamics, Wall Sex, Knotting
Series: Part 2 of an ever-fixed mark
Summary:

“It’s just that only whores wear the knot in front,” Yuuri says, stepping in close to breathe in Viktor’s intoxicating scent before peering up at him through lowered lashes and affecting an accent he’s heard during one of his and Phichit’s ill-advised jaunts to Covent Garden. “Did you want me to be your whore, milord?”

(Or: A morning well-spent with Lord Nikiforov and his expensive whore.)

oh MAN, this is done! I MADE IT!! For Days 2 & 3 of NSFW Victuuri Week. 

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Keira Knightley as Elizabeth Bennet and Rosamund Pike as Jane Bennet in Pride and Prejudice (2005).

Keira Knightley as Elizabeth Bennet in Pride and Prejudice (2005).

anonymous asked:

What are your thoughts on menswear/men's fashion post-18th century? I personally think that it's been pretty stagnant, but I don't know much about menswear in general. I don't really read/hear people talk about it in (terms of historical dress) too much, so I might be completely wrong

Men’s Regency Fashion

1800-1820

The transition of men’s fashion from the 18th century to the early 19th century can best be described as the desire for a more casual and active look. At the end of the 18th century the politics of the established, as well as new, governments were becoming less rigid and embracing the ideas of Enlightenment and more reliance on the self. This emphasis on the self and intelligence inspired a Greek revival, which is why this era is referred to as Neoclassical. This revival influenced fashion as well as politics and popularized the “new natural style” of women’s dress modeled after Greek statutes. This also affected the way men’s clothing was cut and worn, making the fabric more form fitting in order to portray its beauty.

Many fashion historians attribute this era’s look to Beau Brummell, a young man close to the Prince of Wales. He drew his fashion sense from his time in the military and the less formal “riding” look. He was well known and considered one of the most handsomely dressed men in the country, which didn’t help his already inflated ego, or his image as a dandy. Men followed his lead and chose to transition their day wear from frock coats (which would take on another meaning in the years to come) and stockings to tailcoats and longer breeches that ended below the knee for a seamless look with the hessian or top boot. 

Beau Brummell

Hessian Boots

As with a more casual look, wigs fell out of style, with the help of a 1795 powder tax, and the longer hair kept in a pigtail was abandoned for a cropped windblown look often helped with hair wax. Many of the hairstyles were named after notable Romans-Caesar, Titus, Brutus- as well as the angelic cherub.

Napoleon sporting the Caesar 

The shorter TItus 

The Brutus, the popular hairstyle worn by Brummell and his “followers”

The men’s evening look of this fashion era remained similar to the day look but with different footwear. Rather than sporting the popular boots of the day, men wore dress shoes with a low heel, some with buckles. Wearing heeled shoes also required the men to abandon their longer breeches for knee breeches and stockings. For the torso, the tailcoat was usually dark in color, navy being the most popular. These darker coasts covered white shirts and white waistcoats. A common accessory was the Chapeau-bras or bicorne which was carried under the arm. The use of wigs during the evening was usually one of personal preference and was more popular with older generations. 

For court dress, there is little difference between the late 18th c. and early 19th c. The frock coats with beautiful metallic embroidery and matching breeches took on darker jewel tones and white waistcoats were the standard dress for men at court. They continued to wear the shorter breeches with stockings and slippers and festooned themselves with wigs, which for the younger generation were only worn at court, swords on their hips, and the bicorne under their arms.

One accessory that was of great importance to men of this era no matter the time of day was the cravat or neck-cloth. A simple white cloth cravat became popular in regency fashion over the lace frills of the late 18th c. Our old friend Beau Brummell played an important role in popularizing the many looks of the cravat. It is said that he had the idea to have his neck-cloths starched in order to get a better knot and wear out of them. This also created a lot of work for his valet Robinson who would have to remove the piles of limp failures that did not meet Brummell’s standards.

In the next installment of men’s fashion in the 1800s, we’re going to talk a lot about pants so get ready!

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