History of Americian Costume

Americian Costume 1807
Americian costume worn during the french empire was known as "Empire Line". During 1700, long coats as similar to that worn in Washington by gentlemen who were known as the administrators.
The costume of this period was incomplete without the huge muffler.
The short flared skirt and vest similar to that of "Empire Line". The breadth of the shoulder appears to be short.
A fashionable period introducing the full triple skirt with many petticoat to give different appearance. Another style was also introduced known as elastic type.
The nineteenth century, the coat were short with a long skirt. High collars and muslins was the fabric used with silk. The hair style continued to be pleated over the period of years and different hair dresses and hats were introduced. In the seventy's the hop and trial became the common fashion during the 70's and 75's.
1873 - 1897
The fashionable dress called "BUSTLE" suceeded the loop. The sleeves continued to be large at the cuff. 1878 skirt with the bodice in one piece with no line at the waist. 1897 skirts of one color a material and the bodice of another color.
19th Century
The 19th century was the begining as long trousers, the intro of which was voluntarily opposed by people and it was supported by the Anglo, sexons and dancers.
The morning glory skirt, jackets, gloves and sleeves with close fitted.
The broad shoulder was attained by trims, the lack yoke or indispencible sleeve attachment.
Americian costume 1900 dancer in blue
Americian costume 1900 bubble skirt
The tailored skirt which was known as bubble skirt. It was trimmed and has gathers around the waist.
The silloutes of an evening gown with side panels, a decorative waist band.
It is a suite showing a tight waist and full gown.
The short skirt succeded the long skirt, close fitted skirts of the early period was given importance to footwear.
The popular suit at this time was in grey color. The cap was made of plastic with a harmonsing color. [Yellow-orange, red-violet, green-blue] added the finishing touches towards fashion. The short frock with shoes, sleeveless dress and sailor hat complete the overall look.
Fashionable cloth beachwear give different looks and support to the fashion in Americian costumes.

History of French Costume

French Costume 1789
This time frame from 1789-1825 can be divided into several different sub periods. The first is 1788-1799, the period of french revolution was a sharp transition period. The second is 1800-1815, the time of french empire and was stable neoclassical period. 1815-1825 was the late neoclassical period that showed a gradual shift towards the romantic style.
Late 18th century women's dress collasped from its padded and puffed look to a thin sillouttes. As a french revolution progressed different women styles were adopted that appeared to have reference to the revolutionary politics, social structure and philosophy at the time. In the early 1790's eg. the English or man tailored style was favour. There was a brief fashion for plain dresses in dark colors prior to 1792 but directly took over to French fashion which again went wild trying out fashions in Greek. Sauvage (wild / natural) & Othahead [Tahitian] style, the seudo break was proved as the most popular and adopted as the standard style in Europe in the late 1790's while men's costume in the 1970's also became thinner in line. It seperated its style from women's soby beginning to lose nearly all forms of surface, decoration, lack and bright color as feminen. This change was slow but it completely altered men's dress by the end of 19th century into dull dark uniform dress. Other major changes included the adoptation of trousers from the dress of sailors and the fashion for wings and hair powder. The hat looked like a Greek helmet.

History of Greek Costume

Greek female garment Greek war costume
800 - 500 BC:Achievement Period
776 BC:Olympic games in Greece
500 - 376 BC:Classical age (Art, Drama, Litrature)
376 - 323 BC:Alexander the Great
During the period of Greece, came through the prosperous costume. The classical age was one of the most creative ages. Greek philosophers such as Socrates are few among the artist's who contributed to the people's life in different stages.
Wool and Linen: Linen came into Greece from Egypt. It is imported from the peace on bale that were sold by Egyptian. The color tone remains off white but ordinary people wear dark color such as reddish brown and mustard.
The Greek costumes had a rectangular piece of cloth. This cloth was put on one shoulder adn one arm was left free similar to the Indian shawl. The cloth was tied with a ribbon at the waist and that have over the chest and back.
The short unique round belt was a typical dress of Greeks. It was develpoed during the ages and was finally came to the undergarment. This was closed down by a seam line and this garment was then pinned at the shoulder and tied at the waist or hips and drapped in hanging folds. The belt around this made it easy to tuck the pleat or fold of fabrics without a belt. They used to wear tied tunic bags loosely and served as a night garment. When the tunic was of full length it was worn as a costume for festivals. The Chiton was also made sometimes with two pieces of clothes that was stitched lengthwise. It could be narrow and close to the body.
It was developed as an early garment. It was a kind of cloth which was made of a single piece of cloth which is 6 feet in length. It was put around the body without fasteners while in many ways it resembles.
Greek women since the early time had been using a rectangular piece of cloth and were mostly draped.
A gown, worn by women is a usually loose outer garment from knee to full-length. Later, gown was applied to any full-length woman's garment consisting of a bodice and attached skirt open along one side.
The Greek had no special religious costume but hair dress up and footwear were important. The Greek women covered their head either with a hat or with a modern hairdress. A pointed straw hat shoes were worn by both sexes.

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