The year 1908 marked the true turning point in fashion, when the stiffly corseted, heavy-bosomed ideal of the Fin-de-Siècle, with its attendant bulk of rustling underwear, finally became demodé, and the slender new twentieth century silhouette was launched. Margaine-Lacroix’s important rôle in bringing about this great fashion change, has long since been forgotten, in part due to the attention today accorded to Paul Poiret and the influence of the Ballets Russes. (text from RBKC Libraries…

Margaine-Lacroix and the dresses that shocked Paris

ladylabsinthe: “ The year 1908 marked the true turning point in fashion, when the stiffly corseted, heavy-bosomed ideal of the Fin-de-Siècle, with its attendant bulk of rustling underwear, finally.

THIS website is mind blowing. It shows how costumes get reused over and over in film and television.   http://recycledmoviecostumes.tumblr.com/

That looks familiar! The TV and movie costumes that have been recycled again and again for years

This is an Edwardian costume from Downton Abbey. It's a classy look as it shows off the chest, which is draped with pearls, but doesn't show any clevage. The lace detailing on the simple striped dress makes it really elegant. Teamed with the floral hat and cute gloves, which I wish we still wore today because they are just so elegant, makes such a clean classic look.

Divine Downton Abbey

i feel like either a) i was born in the wrong era, b) i want to be in a movie or show that is set in fancy dress time periods, or c) time travel should be a vacation option cause i want to wear this! (Mary in Downton Abbey)

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Horse Woven Belts and a Vintage Locket Necklace are perfect complimentary accessories when going for a casual yet still slightly formal occasion. Always wear a belt, it hugs in the right places and brings out your figure

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