Today I'm sharing one of my favorite blog posts from my personal blog, www.gabriellemeyer.com. I wrote this four years ago, but I still refer to it when I'm researching and when I want to marvel at women's fashion.
I've love using Pinterest as a way to collect pictures of clothing for my characters. I've written stories spanning from the 1790s to the 1920s, so I've gathered images from numerous eras.
I thought it would be fun to watch the amazing transformation women's gowns have taken from 1800 to 2017.
It was interesting for me to find that somewhere around 1930 designers started modifying designs from previous generations and "updating" them. The trend has continued to this day. Since 2000 it's hard to determine what the "style" has been. It's such a combination of many eras.
I was also surprised to find that some gowns were only slightly modified from one decade to another, but there are a few decades that changed drastically (such as the 1910s to 1920s).
Here are some of my favorite gowns from the past two hundred years.
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Gabrielle Meyer lives in central Minnesota on the banks of the Mississippi River with her husband and four children. As an employee of the Minnesota Historical Society, she fell in love with the rich history of her state and enjoys writing fictional stories inspired by real people and events.
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