The 1850s in Fashionable Gowns: A Visual Guide to the Decade

I’ve never reblogged anything from Mimi Matthews’s blog before, but as soon as I saw this fascinating article I knew I had to share it. Mimi has been doing a series on fashion history in the 19th century. The evolution of clothing and fashion is an important element of social history, and I found it intensely interesting when I had to delve into it to research my novel Doppelgänger (I was researching the 1880s, not the 1850s). Since I don’t do a lot of fashion history on my own blog, I thought this would be an interesting look. She also has companion articles for other decades of the 19th century as well. Great job!

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