Women’s Fashion 1784-1970

Despite putting almost zero effort into what I wear on a day to day basis, the history of fashion fascinates me. What people wore said a lot about the times they lived in.

These two graphics, created by Reddit user Mer-fishy, show the gradual progression of fashion between 1784 and 1970.

Aren’t they FABULOUS?

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jillianne hamilton headshotJillianne Hamilton is an author, history enthusiast, book lover and graphic designer. Her debut novel, Molly Miranda: Thief for Hire, was shortlisted for the 2016 Prince Edward Island Book Award. Her debut non-fiction book, The Lazy Historian's Guide to the Wives of Henry VIII is now available. She lives in Charlottetown on Canada's beautiful east coast.
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  • Jeanette Brickman

    Hi! I would love to know where the illustrations came from – I have been searching for a book I once saw as a child in my public library that I think had these same drawings. Do you know their source or how I could find it? Thank you very much for any assistance!

    • Jillianne

      Like I mentioned in the post, these were put together by a Reddit user and used in this blog post with their permission. I believe she mostly cropped out fashion plates from different eras and edited them together into a timeline. Not sure if that helps!


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