Vintage beauty & fashion

Vintage hairstyles The Pompadour
Vintage hairstyles: The Pompadour

For the vintage Pompadour hairstyle from the turn of the century, the hair was arranged as to make the head a great fluffy mass, round like a globe – what they called ‘a great ball of beauty.’

Vintage Women Coloring Book 8 Simple Vintage Fashions
Vintage Women Coloring Book #8: Simple Vintage Fashions

Every one of the 48 illustrations in this book was especially chosen from of our collection of thousands of antique fashion illustrations. Our goal was to find simpler drawings with dark outlines, so you can get the flavor of vintage clothing styles without worrying about tiny patterns and other elaborate design elements.

Victorian dresses for roller skating (1890s)
Victorian dresses for roller skating (1890)

In the 1800s, women had to get dressed up for everything, which is why these Victorian dresses for roller skating even exist. It’s hard to imagine rolling down a hill in a long gown.

The life of a society reporter
The life & times of a newspaper’s society reporter (1898)

A society reporter is expected to see ‘spacious apartments,’ ‘profusions of stately cut flowers,’ and ‘rich family plate’ – where in reality, a lilliputian parlor and dining room contain a few vases of flowers, and some highly respectable but unmistakably modern silver.

Dame Fashion’s wedding rules (1899)

Dame Fashion’s wedding rules Prospective brides ought to be thankful Latest prescribed method of being married in style No more elaborate trousseaux to tire them

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