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Leg o' Mutton Sleeve (gigot sleeve). This sleeve is full at the shoulder and gradually decreases in size so that it ends in a fitted cuff at the wrist. It resembles a leg-of-mutton.

What We Did When The Power Went Out (Sewing In Walden): Ladies' Street Jacket 1888

What We Did When The Power Went Out (Sewing In Walden): Ladies' Street Jacket 1888 victorian gothic steampunk jacket coat original design pattern

"Sheer Blue Evening Gown by John Galliano #couture #fashion"

John Galliano Sunday Times Style

John Galliano for Christian Dior Couture - Fall 2005 Couture - Model: Olga Sherer - Vogue Russia, June 2011 - Photo by Patrick Demarchelier - Dress / Gown


LilyOfOpulance (via ℒa ℬelle ℰpoque Carousel)


When visiting Avignon in the South of France recently, I came across this wonderful old style carousel. I love carousels, but they have to be the old style ones.

vintage photo

Edwardian portrait of beautiful lady with big stylish hat (millinery, fashion) c.

Dress, 1820. By the beginning of the 1820s, the waistline had started to move down. New historical influences are visible in dress styles. This particular example has a gathered collar in imitation of the ruffs of 16th century dress. The sleeve with a series of puffs down the arm was known as a ‘Marie’ sleeve, after a similar style worn by Marie de Médicis, Queen of France at the beginning of the 17th century.


Marie Sleeves - long sleeves that are full to the wrist, but tied at intervals with ribbon or bands. 1820 muslin dress marie sleeves openwork embroid V

"Look at the puffs!" ...Anne of Green Gables

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So, my fascination with dresses dates back to this bad boy right here. Man oh man, Puffed Sleeves, we got's to have them. ~Anne of Green Gables

A Belle Époque - 1890 a 1914

A Belle Époque - 1890 a 1914

You'll probably find more books from that era that contain engravings or woodcuts of women's fashion than contain photographs. Description from askville.amazon.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

Shopping - Godey's Ladies Book - Fashion 1860 [LHS] from the Center for Lowell History.


Black lincoln victorian style hat hats felt one size regular

Top Hat - predominant headwear styles for men in the day and evening at the time. Primary characteristic was the cylinder crown of varying heights and shape with small brims

Beau Brummel, a renowned dandy who once famously disparaged the Prince Regent over his rather ‘too-full’ figure, was generally acknowledged as encouraging his followers to a daily bathing regime and other practices of cleanliness.

Dandy fashion, 1831 France, Journal des Dames et des Modes -- Oh, those wacky…