Katy finishes her walk through of women’s fashion in the second half of the 18th century. Anglaises, francaises, redingotes...
After a brief diversion last month to Gainsborough’s daughters, we return to Mrs Gainsborough’s own Georgian wardrobe and explore her 18th century underwear.
Some of Gainsborough’s loveliest paintings are the relaxed, informal and intimate portraits of his two daughters. Julia walks us through the process of dressing them.
Working from the skin up for Mrs Gainsborough's 18th century ensemble, Julia takes us through building her stays - the key to the classic Georgian silhouette.
The first part of a series which will dress Mrs Gainsborough, wife of painter Thomas Gainsborough, from the bottom up. Here, Julia introduces us to her subject.
Within such a climate of change during the 1770s and 1780s, it was impossible that fashion would not be influenced by social conditions.
I love 18th Century quilted petticoats but I really hate quilting. So here's how to fake an 18th century quilted petticoat convincingly.
What's a reenacting mum to do when the kids are too big for baby clothes and too small to be mini grown-ups? Regency toddler style!
A closer look at fashions for Winter 1812 from Ackerman's Repository and La Belle Assemblée, presented here for competition hopefuls!
This early 1790s bodice has features of earlier dresses, but also hints at later styles, and showcases a variety of different techniques.
Discovering ways to make your costumes distinctive and imaginative within the realms of historical accuracy.
Myths about Victorian clothing can be pervasive. Here, Lisha sets us straight on 9 common misgivings about Victorian dress.
Dolman mantles were exceedingly popular late Victorian outerwear. Chantal shows us how to recreate this type of sleeved 19th century cloak.
What's more mysterious and dramatic than a veil? Bess outlines the veil's role as a fashion accessory and finishing touch to any Victorian ensemble.
Victorian era fashion borrowed from many periods of history, but particularly the 18th century. Jen takes a deeper look at Georgian influence on Victorian style.
Retro fashion is not a new trend. Jen looks back at a time when the bustle met the Watteau gown and Georgian style was 'à la mode'.
The House of Worth was intoxicating, compelling, essential to any woman who intended to make the ultimate impression. But what was it about Worth that made him so special?