I've loved using Pinterest as a way to collect pictures of clothing for my characters. My stories have been set from 1792 to 1927, so I've gathered images from numerous eras. Today, I thought it would be fun to watch the amazing transformation women's gowns have taken from 1800 to 2018.
It was interesting to discover that somewhere around 1930 designers started modifying designs from previous generations and "updating" them. The trend has continued to this day. Since 2000 it's hard to determine what the "style" has been. It's such a combination of many eras.
I was also surprised to find that some gowns were only slightly modified from one decade to another, but there are a few decades that changed drastically (such as the 1910s to 1920s).
Here are some of my favorite gowns from the past two hundred years.
My favorite two are from the 1850's and the 1910's.
In May, I had a new release in the Backcountry Brides Romance Collection. My story, Love's Undoing, begins in 1792 on the banks of the Mississippi River in what would one day become central Minnesota. Abi McCrea is the daughter of a Scottish fur trader and an Indian mother. She has always longed to see life outside the fur post and finally gets a chance to travel to Montreal with Henry Kingsley, an agent from the North West Company. But life in Montreal isn't what Abi has expected, and when the unlikely romance develops between her and Henry, she if left to wonder if she could ever fit into his world...
Find her on Facebook
Find her on Pinterest
Find her on Twitter
Find her on Amazon
Find her on Goodreads
Find her on Her Website
Sign up for Her Newsletter