I collect antique & vintage costume & lecture in fashion history. I love to share my passion! Many of the costumes featured here are from the History Wardrobe…
A siren suit was a practical garment which came into vogue during the early years of the Second World War. The idea was that it could be pulled on over other clothes to keep the wearer warm (and unencumbered by long skirts) if she had to leave her houses - or any other place where she was - during the night because of air raids. 1940-1943
vintage sewing pattern 1940s 40s vintage Vogue sewing pattern bikini bra shorts beach swim bathing suit waist 26 w26 bust 32 b32 repro
Dress Date: ca. 1775 Culture: French Medium: silk Dimensions: Length at CB (a): 23 in. (58.4 cm) Length at CB (b): 34 in. (86.4 cm) Credit Line: Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; H. Randolph Lever Fund, 1968 Accession Number: 2009.300.917a, b
Dress, American, 1868-1870. Piña cloth; magenta with fine white line check; white tulle ruching around neck and sleeve edges. Sleeves and skirt trimmed with bands of puffed piña bound with magenta silk cloth; magenta silk lining; separate magenta silk underskirt with pocket in right front seam.