Friday, September 20, 2013

Historical Honey and How to dress like a Georgian

Check out this link to a great blog post by Beverley Eikli on Historical Honey's How To page. Beverley Eikli, a historical fiction novelist, took on this great fun project of creating her very own, historically accurate georgian gown, a 1780's polonaise. However, she didn't just stop there, as she soon found out, as we all know, that the right outfit won't work without the right underwear to match. Eikli talks you through the different layers of undergarments required for such a gown and their different functions, with great historical details. 

Putting on the petticoat

Historical Honey is a great online platform for all sorts of historical information that might spark up your imagination, such as A London Tour in Tube PostersHistorical Figures... in Lego or 100 Years of Bridal Fashion...

And if the subject of Georgian Fashion has caught your attention, here are a few books for you to look up in the GSA library:

- Historical Fashion in detail: the 17th and 18th Centuries (746.920903/HAR)
- Dangerous Liaisons: Fashion and Furniture in the Eighteenth Century (746.920903/KOD)
- Followers of Fashion: Graphic Satires from the Georgian Period (746.920903/DON)