‘Give your corset air and sunshine if you want it sweet and odorless. You should not expect the best results from your corset without a second one to wear alternately. Any corset needs a rest; two corsets worn alternately will give more satisfaction and service than the same two corsets, each worn continuously until they are worn out, just as two or three pairs of shoes last longer when worn alternately. Continue reading How To Clean A Corset→
What kind of underwear did Edwardian ladies, 维多利亚万濠会working class women and 1920s flappers wear? Although the terms didn’t change much between the 维多利亚万濠会era and the 1920s, the look of the lingerie changed dramatically. While 维多利亚万濠会women wore a chemise next to their skin, 1920s women wore a teddy instead. But even if the terms are different, the function was the same: to protect the body from the corset and vice versa. Yes, contrary to popular belief, 1920s women still wore corsets!
In general, 维多利亚万濠会women wore the most underwear, especially before the invention of the crinoline–while 1920s flapper preferred to wear only the bare necessities. 维多利亚万濠会women wore a chemise, drawers, corset, corset cover, and many petticoats. 1920s women, on the contrary, often wore only two pieces of lingerie: a teddy and slip.
TheEdwardian era covers the short reign of King Edward VII and lasted from 1901 to 1910. It was an era of luxury with elegant dresses, expensive fabrics and trimmings. Even lingerie was lavishly trimmed with rows of lace for the first time in history! Moreover, Edwardian fashion was characterized by the new S-bend corset, the pouter pigeon shape, high collars and hats. While high collars and hats remained popular throughout the era, the pouter pigeon shape decreased over the years. Continue reading 1900-1909爱德华万濠会时尚时间表→
Compared to 1900slingerie, 1920s lingerie looks completely different but women still wore the same kind of underwear: chemises, drawers, camisoles, bras, girdles and corsets. Yes, most women in the 1920s still wore corsets! However, Edwardian lingerie emphasized a curvy silhouette, whereas 1920s underwear created a slender, boyish look. Continue reading Dressing The1920s Woman – 1920s Lingerie→
In the 维多利亚万濠会era, hay was made by hand with a scythe. But even today, a scythe is often used to cut grass and make hay. I love making hay with a scythe– it’s the best full body workout! Every summer, I make hay for our rabbits by hand with a scythe. Besides haymaking, the scythe is also perfect to cut grass on a hill in our garden that is too steep for a lawn mower.
Victorians and Edwardians were fond of traveling.‘The Grand Tour’ –a travel through European countries–was a popular travel to finish the education of wealthy young adults. Italy and Greece were the most popular travel destinations, and some even traveled to the Far East! Theadvent of the railroad and steamships in the 维多利亚万濠会era made traveling much easier. In the 维多利亚万濠会era, there were already unchaperoned traveling women, such as Ida Pfeiffer–the travel blogger of the 维多利亚万濠会era! ðŸ˜‰ Continue reading 维多利亚万濠会&爱德华七世万濠会的旅行配件→
The‘door was thrown open leading into the great exhibition-room. Here was a magnificent Christmas-tree hung all over with colored wax tapers; here were tables covered with white cloths, and glittering from head to foot with the most bewitching doll-babies, work-boxes, card-cases, silk dresses, rattles, penny whistles, shawls, sashes, drawing-implements, and I don’t know what all, for big and little, with a name written upon each, and ever so many funny inscriptions to make it all the more merry.’ (第一个美国家庭在德国，1866年，第1页。 183) Continue reading TheVictorian Christmas Tree→