VintageIceAge

24 writer and lover of all cultures and all things vintage.Red lipstick and roses.

medievalpoc:

beggars-opera:

I’ve seen a few fashion posts trying to expand the “Marie Antoinette is not Victorian” rant, but this stuff can get complicated, so here is a semi-comprehensive list so everyone knows exactly when all of these eras were.

Please note that this is very basic and that there are sometimes subcategories (especially in the 17th century, Jacobean, Restoration, etc)

And people wonder WHY I complain about History/Art History periodization. Note how much overlap there is to the above “eras”, and how many exceptions and extensions there are to these categories.

Oh, and by the way…

Tudor:

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Elizabethan:

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Stuart:

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Georgian:

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Regency:

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Victorian:

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Edwardian:

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Because you wouldn’t want to be historically inaccurate.

Great post !

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Reception Dress ca.1886-87

scrapofsassafras:

hoopskirtsociety:

Appropriately mourning at a ball

Fun Fact: Black was a really popular color in the late 19th century! Someone in full mourning would not be out at a ball. Mourning dress is not categorized just by black clothing. Fabrics could not be shiny and elements of white or non-black jewelry and beading could only be added during the Half-Mourning period

Appropriately at certain times woman in mourning or half mourning were allowed out at small family gatherings of up to 15 to 20 people were there would be dancing  and games although it would be frowned upon if the woman in mourning did anything more than. Politely chat with the older matrons of the family. In the case of an engagement party small beading would have been appropriate.  Other colors of mourning Include lavender, and dark grey. In half mourning lavender was allowed. And a woman in half mourning could were dark fabric with an sheen to it as long as she was among family.  Black was not considered in good taste unless one was in mourning of some kind or a declared widow who would be in mourning until her death.

scrapofsassafras:

hoopskirtsociety:

Appropriately mourning at a ball

Fun Fact: Black was a really popular color in the late 19th century! Someone in full mourning would not be out at a ball. Mourning dress is not categorized just by black clothing. Fabrics could not be shiny and elements of white or non-black jewelry and beading could only be added during the Half-Mourning period

Appropriately at certain times woman in mourning or half mourning were allowed out at small family gatherings of up to 15 to 20 people were there would be dancing and games although it would be frowned upon if the woman in mourning did anything more than. Politely chat with the older matrons of the family. In the case of an engagement party small beading would have been appropriate. Other colors of mourning Include lavender, and dark grey. In half mourning lavender was allowed. And a woman in half mourning could were dark fabric with an sheen to it as long as she was among family. Black was not considered in good taste unless one was in mourning of some kind or a declared widow who would be in mourning until her death.