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?

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 and is working on her debut historical fiction novel.
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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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