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A fashionable fire A strange way to model '60s nightgowns
A fashionable fire? A bizarre way to model ’60s nightgowns

Surprised in the night by a five-alarm fire, rescued before there was a chance to change, each (luckily) was caught in something so devastatingly pretty, she didn’t feel the least bit flustered about going out in the world. Moral: The right way to be rescued is in the nicest nighties you can find.

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.

Happy holiday hairstyles of the '60s (1968)
Happy holiday hairstyles of the ’60s (1968)

Christmas coifs are catching the season’s sparkle. Make your ’60s hairstyle repertoire merrier! For romance, try pin-on tendrils, love-locks, and Emily Bronte ringlets. For a change of color, cut or curve, wear a wig that’s charmed with stretch or curl.

Super stylish '60s belts
Super stylish ’60s belts

In late 1968, you could prepare for the season of style before the summer of love, and choose from a profusion of glamorous ’60s belts to create a waist, high or low.

Gunne Sax prom dresses of the eighties

Prom gowns are going romantic! Full-length pink taffeta-confections – like those from Gunne Sax — are the hottest-selling dream creation as high school prom season nears. Take a look back!

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.