legit-writing-tips has created a massive fashion reference post, listing everything from Prehistory times, Medieval times, the Renaissance period, the 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th, and 20th century! (I particularly love the Medieval clothing and Flapper era).
What makes it a real treasure is legit-writing-tips separated things by continent too! I love the eye for detail! Check the list below and follow the link to specific resources.
- Neolithic Clothing – The beginnings of textiles, some woven materials, leather, etc. Circa 102000 BCE – 2000 BCE.
- Bronze Age Britain – The development of more sophisticated textiles, including wool and some ornamentation, including brooches. Circa 3200 BCE – 600 BCE
- Dyed clothing arises (Early Iron Age)- Circa 1200 BCE – 1 BCE (in Europe)
- Iron Age Clothing (Europe) – Even more sophisticated, ornamented clothing, textiles, hairstyles.
Fashion of the Ancient World
- Clothing of Mesopotamia – i.e, Babylon. Circa 3000 BCE – 300 BCE
- Clothing of Ancient Egypt – All eras (Wikipedia)
- Clothing of Ancient India – An overview.
- Ancient Greek Clothing & Wikipedia for Definitions
- Ancient Roman Clothing & More Roman Clothing
- Ancient Celtic Clothing (NOT to be mistaken for Scottish tartans)
- Viking Age
- Biblical Clothing – i.e., Primarily Ancient Hebrew (Wikipedia)
- Byzantine Clothing (Wikipedia)
*Note: I’m not including many cultures here (such as Asian/South American) simply because of my own lack of expertise + time and space limitations in this masterpost.
- English Wikipedia Overview
- Anglo-Saxon Clothing – (Pre-Norman Invasion)
- England 1066:1087– King William the First’s rule
- 1100 – 1200 in European Fashion (Wikipedia)
- 1200 – 1300 in European Fashion (Wikipedia)
- 14th Century Women’s Fashion* – The stereotypical “medieval” look with wimple, long sleeves, etc.
*A Note on Women’s Fashion – Tight lacing did NOT appear until about 1340, which means that shapely, comely bodices would not have appeared in fashion before this time.
- Medieval Knight’s Clothing
- Suits of Armor & Their Component Parts
- Suit of Armor – Labeled Photo for Reference
- 15th Century Clothing
- History of the Corset – Italian in origin. Introduced to France in the 1500s.
- Tudor Era Clothing & Apparel Laws* – King Henry VIII, et al. Underwear for Men & Women – Tudor Codpiece – Tudor Hats –
- Tudor Clothes for the Rich : Doublet (Jacket) – Ruff (Collar) – King’s Apparel –Elaborate Costumes/Fashion for Men/Women –
- Tudor Dress & Its Component Parts
- Tudor Make-Up – Tudor Jewelry for the Rich & Poor – Clothes for the Poor – Tudor Hair Styles for Men & Women –
- Tudor/Elizabethan Corsets – Corsets during this time created a shape with a flat chest and narrow waist.
- Jacobean Era Dress – 1603:1625
*Note: For the Tudor and Elizabethan eras of fashion it’s important to note that there were laws in place which dictated what clothing you could wear due to your social class.
1600’s to 1800’s
- Baroque/Rococo Fashion – France 1650 to 1800
- What to Wear in the English Civil War (NOT the American Civil War!)
- The “Naughty” Side of 18th Century French Fashion
- American Pilgrim Clothing– Children, Men, and Women.
- American Revolutionary War Costumes – Specific to country, rank, and position in army.
- 18th Century– Colonial Clothing. Colonial Men – Colonial Women
- Overview of Native American Clothing – *Note: Please use this as a starting point only and do your own research. Remember that different groups have fashions specific to their cultures. This is more to know what NOT to do than to know what TO do.
- Fashion Under the French Revolution 1789 to 1802
- Regency Fashion – England 1800 to 1825
- Regency Corsets/Underthings
History of Victorian Fashion (1837-1901)
- Victorian Men’s Clothing
- History of the Victorian Corset
- Victorian Women’s Clothing By Layer – All 5 yo.
American Fashion – 1830s
- La Belle Époque 1895-1914
- Edwardian Fashion – 1900 to 1919 – Men’s Edwardian Fashion
- Flapper Fashion (1920s)- More 1920s Fashion – 1920s Hairstyles – 1920s Makeup
- 1930s Fashion – 1930s Hats and Hair – 1930s Makeup
- 1940s Fashion – 1940s Hairstyles – 1940s Makeup
- 1950s Fashion – 1950s Hairstyles – 1950s Makeup
- Early 1960s – Mid/Late 1960s – 1960s Makeup History
- 1970s in General – 1970s Makeup – 1970s Hair
Punk Fashion (Wikipedia)
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