fashion evolution 1700-1900

By zcalba
  • 1700's

    Early 1700's women only owned about 2-3 outfits. everything the women wore was hand sewn, and was strictly made to cover knees and elbows. Petticoats or skirts were very stiff, and were often draped and embroidered for fashion.
  • late 1700's

    late 1700's
    Embroidered gowns went out of style and a new fashion came a light. Clothing was now made out of light fabric such as cotton. Women's hair was worn short and they always wore hats or bonnets when going out.
  • continued 1780's

    Back in the late 1700's people lacked the materials needed to make good imported clothing due to the war and had to use materials only from America which is why they only had 2-3 gowns.
  • 1800's- late 1800's

    1800's- late 1800's
    1800's women's adopted a style from European nations and basically handmade everything. Beginning the century skirts were high-waisted and touched all the way to the floor. Later on, the skirts changed from flat in the front, and puffed out in the back. Bustles were used as fashion accessories to support and add volume.
  • More 1800's

    More 1800's
    In the 1830's the first appearance of the Gigot or Leg'O mMtton sleeves began. Which are the sleeves that appear enormous and drop on the elbows. the waist appeared the same while the necklines became very wide and took on distinctive V-shape.
  • 1800's

    Another important fashion trend took place in the 1800's which is the Gothic era. Fashion lines wilted into drooping ringlets and dragging skirts. Sleeves lost their fullness and became fitted; shoulders were extended beyond their natural line and skirt hems lowered to the floor. Necklines wore high during the day and and wide in the evening.
  • 1900

    1900's consisted of tailor made fashions, women were entering a sophisticated era and importance in society. The outfits were more fitted and easier for daily activities.
  • Continued 1900's

    Continued 1900's
    In the beginning of the 1900's the bustle began to fade, only a tiny pad remained. skirts were designed to be slim over the hips. Necklines rose even higher supported by high collarbones.
  • more 1900's

    more 1900's
    The Victorian era grew closer and the skirts formed a train in the back, the fullness of the skirt was confined to below the knees. evening dresses were daring, they were worn off the shoulder or without sleeves.