English Costume

Date

1923

Identifier

Storage GT730 C4553

Type

Publisher

London: A. & C. Black

Abstract

Hair and hat styles were but one indicator of what was in or out in the Georgian period (1714-1830), a time of rapidly changing fashions. The towering hair ensembles made of horse-hair and hemp-wool and numerous perfumed potions took many hours to dress. The result: a fashion ‘Art’ piece. Indeed, one Georgian hairdresser commented: ‘Three weeks is as long as a head can go well in the summer without being opened.’ An endless array of hats and bonnets followed suit. The illustration on the right depicts a few known creations fashionable during the years 1786 to 1790. And it is very doubtful that the young woman opposite can see them, given that her hat is perched in front of her eyes.

Files

Cab 15 calthrop.jpg

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Citation

Dion Clayton Calthrop, “English Costume,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed July 22, 2024, https://otago.ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/9778.