Title: English costume
Year: 1906 (1900s)
Authors: Calthrop, Dion Clayton, 1878-1937
Subjects: Costume — Great Britain
Publisher: London, A. and C. Black
Contributing Library: Wellesley College Library
Digitizing Sponsor: Wellesley College Library
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n see that thedress became inore and more simple, more likemodern evening dress as to the coats, more likemodern stiff fashion about the neck. The drawings of the womens dresses shouldalso speak for themselves. You may watch thegrowth of the wig and the decline of the hoop—I trust with ease. You inay see those towers ofhair of which there are so many stories. Thosemasses of meal and stuffing, powder and pomatum,the dressing of which took many hours. Thosepiles of decorated, perfumed, reeking mess, bywhich a lady could show her fancy for the navyby balancing a straw ship on her head, for sportby showing a coach, for gardening by a regularbed of flowers. Heads which were only dressed,perhaps, once in three weeks, and were then re-scented because it was necessary. Monstrousgerm – gatherers of horse-hair, hemp-wool, and VOL. IV. 10 74 ENGLISH COSTUME powder, laid on in a paste, the cleaning of whichis too awful to give in full detail. Threeweeks, says my ladys hairdresser, is as long as
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a head can go well in the summer without beingopened. Then we go on to the absurd idea which cameover womankind that it was most becoming to A WOMAN OF THE TIME OF GEORGE III.(1760—1820) This shows the last of the pannier dresses, whichgave way in 1794 or 1795 to Empire dresses. Achange came over all dress after the Revolution.
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