14 February 2009

A Weekend Link - 18th Century Fashion

Have you ever been reading a historical book or diary in which clothing is described - and you have no idea what certain terms mean? A website that might help you figure it all out is Glossary of 18th Century Costume Terminology.

Created by Sue Felshin, this site explains terms such as kissing strings, chatelaine, round gown, stay hood, and mantle.  Explanations are provided to describe the item and how it's used. After reading through this you'll have a better understanding of the clothing that your 18th century (1700s) ancestors wore. I highly recommend checking this site out.

1 comment:

Professor Dru said...

This is a great resource. Thanks for sharing.


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