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29 Ladies’ Fashion Statements 1868–2020

How things have changed in just 15 decades (152 years)!

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1868 Rosebud Garden of Girls by Julia Margaret Cameron – Victorian Era

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1870 Portrait of African American women (5 years after slavery ended) – Victorian Era

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1882 Victorian Era (public domain in USA due to age of photo)

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1885 (approx.) Studio Portrait – Victorian Era

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1891 Arena Magazine Volume 4 – Anti-Parisian fashion statement.

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1900 Victorian Ladies in Shirtwaists and High-Top Blouses

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1910 “Peysuföt” (left) Traditional Icelandic Costume & Danish Dress

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1920s Flapper Decade

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1922 Flapper Girl in Idaho, USA

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1930 began the Great Depression (worst economic downturn ever) decade, yet these Australian ladies look pretty comfortable.

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1939 Russian Ballerina Tatiana Riabouchinska darning the ballet shoes.

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1943 Utility Clothes in Wartime Britain

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1952 Vinyl Record Ladies

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1954 Summer Dress – Happy Australian housewife?

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1963 Sears Catalog – mod & cheery. (But made of silk…not good.)

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1969 Women’s Fashions, Sears Catalog (Source: Retrowaste)

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1971 Nearing the post-hippie era. (Source: FashionFollower.com)

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1973 High School Girls (Source: photo by Ed Uthman on Flckr)

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1979 The Three Degrees showing late 70s Disco style. I was 22 and no dancer!

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1980s New Wave Decade – Trendy girl at King’s Road, England (Source: Reddit)

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1985 Catalog showing 80s-style semi-casual wear. (Source: Retrowaste)

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1988 Nordstrom Catalog showing more formal cobalt blue on black look.

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1990 Catalog – Bleached denim everywhere!

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1993 Cold Weather Career Wear (Source: Retrowaste)

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1995 Linda Perry of 4 Non Blondes wearing the grunge look. (Source: Last FM)

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2001 The oh-so-trendy Juicy Couture velour tracksuit worn by celebrity(?) I don’t recognize.

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2010 Futuristic Fashion (Source: photo by Rodrigo Carvalho/”visiophone” on Flickr)

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2019 Style from Venus.com, which I call comfy and sleek.

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2020 & beyond – Multicolor midi dress from Missoni.com (only thing I don’t like are those shoes – stilettos, ugh!

 

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22 Mind-Altering, Shareable Graphic Messages

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Animals in Nature · Photography · Reincarnation · Souls

The Unique Beauty of Animals in Stunning Photos

Who needs words when our fellow earthlings say it all, about why we should be respectful and let them be…

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All-Seeing and Wise – Owl

 

Cute as a Button and Industrious – Mouse

 

Graceful, Reedy and Glorious – Pink Flamingo

 

Flamingos in flight

 

Peaceful Beauty and Grace – Swan

 

Most Adorable Foodie – White Finch

 

Pink Flamingo Readying for a Nap

 

Artistic Perfection – Butterfly

 

At Rest from Mischief? – Orange Tabby Cat

 

In Thoughtful Repose – Beagle Dog

 

Ice Blue, but Warm Gaze

 

Ancient yet Ever Modern – Grasshopper

 

Tiny Fluff-Ball of Innocence – Baby Chicken

 

Ever Alert and Swift – Male Deer

 

Taking a Much-Needed Rest – Red Fox

 

Taken In by Their Twin Beauty – Grey-Crowned Cranes

 

Energized in Thought – Sorrel Horse

 

When Drowsy, Old and Wise

 

Contemplating Life? – Arctic Fox

 

Curious and Wary – Piebald Female Deer

 

Ever Expectant Food Muncher – Grey Squirrel

 

Deadly, but Responsible and Loving – Tigers

 

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