Would You Wear These Dresses From The Past?

posted May 25, 2018 by Kathy Pinna
Some dresses' details are fascinating, some dresses flatter - and some would smother, especially in the summer. Many of these dresses no longer fit our daily lives but it sure would be fun to wear some of them!

Look through these 30 dresses - which one(s) would you wear today?

Leg o’ mutton sleeves!

Leg o' mutton sleeves, first popular in the 1820's and 30's, made a comeback in the 1890's. The sleeves and the lace inserts made this dress.

Simply lovely and feminine

1908 stage dress - I would have worn this to my high school prom but at proms nowadays, there just isn't enough skin and body shape showing!

The details on the skirt hem made this outfit!

1880's Illinois.

Long sleeves, long hem, loose waist

This 1872 dress was seamstress made but had lots of details.

Look below the waist of this dress!

Look closely and you can see the interesting detail in the "girdle" of the dress.

Such elegance

This older woman in the 1800's looks more elegant than anyone could in this day and age.

Sure, the guy is dapper but her seamstress did a heck of a job!

1800's Sweden - love the collar!

Beautiful lace

Only the top of this dress survives visually but I can imagine the rest was just as lovely.

Mata Hari in Paris - scandalous, her arms are showing!

While everyday women were covered from neck to toe, in 1906 France, entertainers got away with relatively little clothing.

Circa 1900, this dress is SO cute and fresh!

Yes, a neat hat - but if you look closely, this dress is darling

1902 - The ribbon, lace, and gingham pattern of the material really work well together.

These women wore lighter fabric but there was still plenty of it!

Late 1800's, California - wouldn't want to wear these dresses in the summer.

Two girls in "Japanese costume"

In 1908, the American interpretation of "Japanese clothing" was very close to (American) daily wear.

The details are amazing

This 1915 dress has such amazing detail on the bodice.

I want it!!

Just absolutely love this 1929 beaded dress.

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