History of fashion series: the 1900s

If you’ve made it this far, then you’ve followed our History of Fashion blog series from the 1990s all the way back to 1900! It’s been quite a journey, hasn’t it? After 63 years, the age of Victoria was about to end and the wheels of fashion were slowly turning to reflect women’s changing lives…. Continue reading

History of fashion series: the 1910s

The 1910s was a dynamic era for fashion, with plenty to inspire the modern-day maker. Things were changing rapidly, with women’s fight for the vote, the early days of modernism in art – and, of course, the looming First World War, which was to change society forever.

History of fashion series: the 1920s

Hurrah, it’s time for us to head back to the 1920s for the next installment in our History of Fashion series – one of our all-time favourite decades for style. We’re thinking The Great Gatsby, we’re thinking Boardwalk Empire, we’re thinking Downton Abbey season five.

History of fashion series: the 1940s

We’ve been travelling back in time through some of the fabbest fashions of the past century, and now we’re heading to the war-torn 1940s.

History of fashion series: the 1970s

Before the big shoulder pads and even bigger hair of the 1980s, there was the eclectic 1970s. As author Tom Wolfe said: “If the hippies had one irrevocable effect on culture, including fashion, it was to destroy every rule except the injunction to please oneself.”

History of fashion series: the 1980s

Welcome to the second installment of Simply Sewing’s vintage fashion blog – our time-travelling trip through style. We began in the 1990s, and this time it’s the turn of the much-maligned 80s.