Friday, September 6, 2013

Friday Photo Swoon – Riveted by Ruffles

50 Years of Frills
The 1900s
Ruffles Through the Eras ~ 1900s  #antique #1900s #fashion #ruffle

Ah the ruffle. That flounce that no era could bear to leave out. Ruffles on skirts, ruffles on blouses, ruffles on dresses, even ruffles on underpinnings! We women (and men!) can't quite get enough of this texture building beauty block. I could have gone waaaay further back in time, but today, in expectation of this weekend's Sunday Snag, I wanted to bring you a taste of what our ruffled past has been (at least for the first half of the 20th century).

The 1910s
Ruffles Through the Eras ~ 1910s #antique #1910s #edwardian #ruffle #fashion
Ruffles Through the Eras ~ 1910s #antique #fashion #1910s #dress #ruffle

The 1920s
Ruffles Through the Eras ~ 1920s #vintage #1920s #fashion #ruffle #flapper
Ruffles Through the Eras ~ 1920s #vintage #1920s #fashion #ruffles

The 1930s
Ruffles Across the Eras ~ 1930s #vintage #fashion #1930s #ruffle #dress
Ruffles Across the Eras ~ 1930s #vintage #fashion #1930s #ruffles

The 1940s
Ruffles Across the Eras ~ 1940s #vintage #1940s #fashion #dress #ruffle
Ruffles Across the Eras ~ 1940s #vintage #fashion #1940s #dress #ruffle

The 1950s
Ruffles Across the Eras ~ 1950s #vintage #fashion #1950s #ruffles
Ruffles Across the Eras ~ 1950s #vintage #1950s #fashion #ruffles


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11 comments:

  1. Your little walks through history are always so much fun. :) I do love ruffles...on potato chips...on bathing suits...on clothes...you name it! Clothes used to be so feminine. Women from those periods would faint on their couches at the way gals now dress so androgynously in grungy/loose boyfriend clothes.

    XOXO,
    Meredith

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  2. Oh this is wonderful! The hats! The parasols! I just love seeing such early images no matter what the fashion. The stark differences between the 1910's and 1920's is very interesting.

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  3. Beautiful pictures, there' so much inspiration for ruffly outfits here.

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  4. So wonderful! And that white blouse with a bow from the 1930 is just beautiful! x

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  5. There is nothing more feminine than ruffles. For most of my life, I was forbidden from wearing anything remotely ruffle-like and that pained me. Literally physically pained me. Which demonstrates the power ruffles have.

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  6. What I wouldn't give to own one of those over-the-top ruffled gowns. That'd be awesome in a photo shoot!

    Jules of Canines & Couture
    www.caninesandcouture.com

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  7. Wonderfully fun, imaginative post idea, dear Jamie! I'm not above a good bit of feminine frill myself, and this post had me swooning through every decade!

    ♥ Jessica

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  8. Ah fashion history, how I love thee. Great photos!

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  9. So many gorgeous and fabulous frills! I love the 1920s ruffles and those dress and umbrellas from the 1910s are beautiful.

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  10. What a lovely idea for a post! All of these pictures are gorgeous, I think the 1920s is my favourite.

    I'm loving discovering your blog, it's absolutely beautiful.

    Zoe xx

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