Did you find any inspiration from some of the photos and links from the last decade for The Challenge? Just remember, right now I am gathering info for you so that you can see what decades you would like to participate in. The challenge doesn’t start until May 30th, so you still have this week and next week to think about it :).
On wikipedia, it explained the fashion as follows:
“During the early years of the 1910s the fashionable silhouette became much more lithe, fluid and soft than in the 1900s. When the Ballets Russes performed Scheherazade in Paris in 1910, a craze for Orientalism ensued….Simple felt hats, turbans, and clouds of tulle replaced the styles of headgear popular in the 1900s.”
It also mentions on there that the first real fashion shows were organized, which was interesting! Most websites seem to break this decade into two parts. The latter part having totally different, more casual styles than the first part of the decade.
The Hobble Skirt became fashionable. Check out this hilarious postcard from 1911! I love it! It’s making fun of hobble skirts because it was hard to walk very fast in one, as you can see! Next 3 pictures found on wikipedia.
This following pictures is a dress designed by Lucy Christiana in 1912. She also happened to be a Titanic survivor! Ah, the interesting things you can learn so quickly online!!! This dress is so stunning!
Silk was very popular during the first part of the decade.
Wikipedia states, “The most popular silhouette throughout the decade was the tunic over a long underskirt. Early in the period, waistlines were high (just below the bust)….Waistlines were loose and softly defined. They gradually dropped to near the natural waist by mid-decade, where they were to remain through the war years. Tunics became longer and underskirts fuller and shorter. By 1916 women were wearing a calf-length dress over an ankle-length underskirt.”
On many websites, it states the reason for the shorter length and also looser fitting corset was because women were becoming more active.
Next pic found HERE.
The tunic over the long underskirt stayed during World War I. Women had to wear more practical items because of the work they had to start performing, and also because of lack of money to buy expensive fashions.
Wikipedia says, “Fashion for children in the 1910s evolved in two different directions, day-to-day and formal dress. Boys were dressed in suits with trousers that extended to the knee and girls’ apparel began to become less “adult” as skirt lengths were shortened and features became more child-focused. The war affected the trends in general, as well. Military influences in apparel for little boys was typical and the lengths of skirts for girls were cut shorter yet because of material rationing.”
Here are a few pictures of children’s fashion during this decade:
1914 (picture found HERE. Worth clicking over to see what else they have).
OK, so stay with me here. Want to see something super duper awesome? You can look up old pics of Good Housekeeping magazine covers! I found this decade, and I’m sure there are more decades, and more magazines that have their covers online as well. Such a great source for this!!!
Marquise De (same link as last time, but check out the difference between the first part of this decade and the second–interesting!)