мода 19 векаClothing style 19th-century romanticism, as embodied in the suit, the nostalgia of Antiquity, the appeal to the traditions of the recent past and the introduction of new rules. Several previous generations were less sophisticated in matters of fashion due to stability, which covers the entire centuries. This cannot be said about fashion in the 19th century, that was changing rapidly, trying on different images, be responsive to any trends in society.



The Empire style fashion with its simplicity and elegance, was born in the 90 years of the 18th century and did not undermine its influence over twenty years. Europeans were tired cranky first Baroque, and then came to him, Rococo, which, despite the relief of manners of society and the thrust of idleness were heavy and pretentious.

Looks like the dress in the style of the Empire, knows any modern fashionista: Empire under the breast and waist skirt, stripped of its former splendour with artificial frame lines. The former luxury was as if by magic eliminated from the fashion – disappeared гиперобъемные dresses, panier, crinolines, folds in which the young lady confused, so it slowly moved in.

Fashion of the early 19th century, that is, the period covered by Empire, marking a commitment to naturalness, harmony with nature and yourself. Women gradually ceased to bare cleavage as they did before, the image became more chaste. At the same time the trend to describe a female figure, which was previously hidden under the rigid frameworks, ruffles and draperies. Silhouettes dresses and tissues from which they were made, allowed to see the contours of a woman’s body, what once appeared to be unsustainable. Dresses disappeared train, gradually began to shrink skirt, hands became bear almost completely closed was only a small area in the upper part of the shoulder.



Approximately from the end of the first decade of the 19th century to the end of the forties rooted influence of the Biedermeier style. Mr. Biedermeier was an imaginary person, the character of popular comic leaflets that appeared in Germany later, but the style and subsequently earned his name.

Waistline, which in fashion Empire moved to a line under the Breasts, in the twenties of the 19th century regained its traditional location. It has again become narrow due to corset returned in women costume in the light version, and through visual expansion sleeves that were intended to emphasize the grace of female mill on the contrast. Skirt again became the wide, three-dimensional, multi-layered, but the return of the loop is not held, and the ladies could flaunt legs in the beautiful shoes.

Came into Vogue belt, which was formerly part of predominantly male wardrobe. Another point that is impossible to lose sight of the woman of the nineteenth century, – decoration neck. She had collars of different shapes, ties, tied bows, tiny lace jabot. Dress with an open neckline becomes part for secular output, the rest of the time the woman was wearing an outfit with solidly fastened bodice.


Victorian fashion

In the forties of the 19th century began to form Victorian fashion that pulled the impact of previous generations, tighter заковывая female figure in a corset and more обездвиживая her, putting a woman in dependence on men. Fashion medium-Victorian era is considered to be one of the most uncomfortable in history. Corset pulled together not just the waist, and hips, which back подкладывался bustle went, visually deforming female figure, resembling now the letter S. In the second half of the century domed skirt disappeared from the woman’s wardrobe, but the corset still remained. On top of the cooler weather fuss cloaks with hoods, shawls, then ladies started wearing elegant hats decorated with miniature вуалетками, feathers.


Men suit

While women’s fashion was changing rapidly almost every decade of the nineteenth century, the suit remained virtually untouched. All attention now was drawn to the images of the English dandy, who dressed elegantly, but expensive. Coat become an integral part of male costume, it was worn, and in the feast, and in the world». Dominant colors – laconic and restrained. Black, gray, brown and dark blue pushed rich paint male attire.

Genuine dandy along with the coat was in need of boil-and-white shirt, adjacent vest, impeccably tailored pants and lots of accessories – socks, handkerchiefs and collars, neckties. Headgear – cylinder and a bowler hat, shoes and black patent leather shoes with pointed Cape. From the patterns in the suit were allowed a thin strip and barely noticeable cell.

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