Tuesday, March 4, 2014

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Monday, October 14, 2013

ravensquiffles:

Silk dress,

c. 1887

The Met

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Sunday, October 13, 2013
ravensquiffles:

Visting dress, silk 
by Jacques Doucet
1900-05
The Met

ravensquiffles:

Visting dress, silk

by Jacques Doucet

1900-05

The Met

Monday, September 16, 2013 Friday, August 23, 2013 Friday, August 16, 2013

albinwonderland:

rainedragon:

andariel-sirene:

fraise-du-mal:

Middle Earth skirt. Made by me <3

Took me three months and how you see is hand embroidery, no printed :3

I hope take pictures with a full coordinate soon!

WOW

This is utterly insanely amazingly impressive. I’m absolutely floored. How many stitches is that! I find just samplers tedious, and this is a whole skirt-sized copy of the LotR map? And clearly it had to be adapted onto a skirt from paper…

holy shit

Sunday, July 28, 2013

youfightthosefaries:

9 Problems with Women’s Clothing

And the worst part is that clothing companies do it because they know we’ll still buy their products.  But do we have much other choice?

I’ll buy a lot of things in “men’s” clothing. Like pants. Okay, for me, men’s pants fit better, because my waist isn’t as small in proportion to my hips as women’s clothing manufacturers seem to think it should be, and never has been, even when I was at my skinniest. I can wear men’s pants without my waist being pinched or the butt being loose. Before I tried them on, I was worried there might be a bulge in the crotch, but honestly, I can’t see a thing. Plus, I have the benefit of giant pockets and convenient sizing.

I wear men’s shoes. The ladies’ shoes often feel flimsier, and I can buy cute shoes from the men’s/boys section if I go down a couple sizes. That also gives me the benefit of having shoes that are unique and no other women have.

I also buy men’s hoodies. They look cute on me, too. Everything doesn’t have to be form-fitting.

I wear long, flowy, cotton skirts instead of shorts. They are more comfortable, imo, and because they usually have elastic or drawstring waists, I can wear them even if I gain or lose weight. I wore my skirts all through my pregnancy with no problem. The local thrift stores usually have an insane selection of cute, flowy skirts, so I can get a ton of them for cheap.

And there is nothing wrong with packaged underwear. The ones I buy are hella cute.

But I don’t know what to tell you about bras. Bras suck.

Sunday, March 24, 2013
Indeed, this is why women have so many clothes! We need an all-purpose black skirt that does old fashioned, another one to do proper, and a third to do flirty… at the very least… and all in casual, business, and formal. And we need heels to go with each (stilettos = provocative, high heels = flirty, low heels = proper, etc, plus we need flats for the picnics and beach weddings etc). And we need pants that are hemmed to the right length for each of these pairs of shoes. You can’t wear black shoes with navy pants, so you’ll need to double up on all these things if you want any variety in your wardrobe. I could go on, but you get the picture.

Women’s closets are often mocked as a form of self-indulgence, shop-a-holicism, or narcissism. But this isn’t fair. Instead, if a woman is class-privileged enough, they reflect an (often unarticulated) understanding of just how complicated the rules are. If they’re not class-privileged enough, they can’t follow the rules and are punished for being, for example, “trashy” or “unprofessional.” It’s a difficult job that we impose on women and we’re all too often damned-if-we-do and damned-if-we-don’t.

Lisa Wade (via thefemcritique)

Yep, I have clothes I only wear for job interviews & meetings. I don’t even like them, but I know I need them to get ahead in my career.

(via karnythia)

Never really thought about this until I started buying clothes to wear to court. Then I added some shoes to make those court clothes good for nights out, and other shoes to make my casual-but-not-too-casual clothes work appropriate. And then I bought stuff (shoes and accessories) to make my court clothes double as slightly-flirty nights out clothes. (Because my nights out aren’t all that provocative, or super flirty, anyway.) And then I’m staring into my closet like, …Where the hell did all this shit come from?! Here’s the answer. 

(via hoomie)

Also the reason why women will look at what looks like a closet full of stuff and say “there’s nothing here for me to wear”. They really do mean it; there’s nothing there that they can wear that will count as “suitable for the occasion”.

(via malikaeshan)

Not to mention that most women of size that I know, myself included, are constantly fluctuating in size and shape. So even though I have $200 worth of clothes from my job last summer, my hips are wider/waist is narrower/breasts are smaller and a lot of it no longer fits in a way that’s professionally acceptable

(via rockandrollwinterfell)

I was talking to male classmate about my internship’s dress code and how I planed on dressing for the casual part of business casual. This way if there was a meeting I needed to dress up for I could wear my actual business cloths and look like I was dressing up. He just gave me a confused look and  told me I was over thinking it way to much; completely ignoring the fact that guys can wear 1 suit and have it fit just about any occasion at their office.

(via wolfbad)

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Monday, February 25, 2013

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Sunday, February 24, 2013
omgthatdress:

Dress
1857
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

omgthatdress:

Dress

1857

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Thursday, February 21, 2013
omgthatdress:

Robe à l’Anglaise
1785
The Kyoto Costume Institute
“The entire dress is hand-painted with motifs of flowers, butterflies, and birds. During this period in which Chinoiserie was so popular, hand-painted China silk, woven from plain silk, was imported from China, and later reproduced in Europe for its high demand.”

omgthatdress:

Robe à l’Anglaise

1785

The Kyoto Costume Institute

“The entire dress is hand-painted with motifs of flowers, butterflies, and birds. During this period in which Chinoiserie was so popular, hand-painted China silk, woven from plain silk, was imported from China, and later reproduced in Europe for its high demand.”

Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Saturday, February 16, 2013
omgthatdress:

Evening Dress
1881-1884
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

omgthatdress:

Evening Dress

1881-1884

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Friday, February 15, 2013
omgthatdress:

Reception Dress
Gustave Beer, 1902-1907
The Philadelphia Museum of Art

omgthatdress:

Reception Dress

Gustave Beer, 1902-1907

The Philadelphia Museum of Art

Wednesday, February 13, 2013
omgthatdress:

Dress
1900s
Antique Dress

omgthatdress:

Dress

1900s

Antique Dress