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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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