Fashion

Flapper Lingerie!

One thing I anticipate about Downton Abbey’s third series? The lovely 1920s lingerie. Corsets haven’t been entirely banished, but gone are the layers of Edwardian undergarments and in with the step-in, or envelope chemise, the brassiere and bralette, tap pants, knickers, teddies, and camisoles. In response, I’ve put together an Etsy treasury of 1920s lingerie …

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Women in Trousers

INDUSTRY DURING THE FIRST WORLD WAR: WOOLWICH ARSENAL © IWM (Q 27839) A female worker operates a naval gun rifling machine in the Royal Gun Factory at the Royal Arsenal, Woolwich, London, in May 1918. WOMEN IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR© IWM (Q 30678) Three members of the Women’s Land Army employed on an English …

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Dressing Like It’s 1920

When dressing in vintage, one is apt to stand from the crowd. Granted, that is a point in going against the grain of modern fashion, but for those who admire the clothing on Downton Abbey, but aren’t too keen to look too different from folks walking about in 2011, I think the very early 20s …

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