Blog Post · Fashions · World War I

Women in Dresses – History of Women’s Fashion – 1900 to 1919 | Glamourdaze

Lady Grace is set in 1914-1918.  Here are the fashions of the decade.

Lavishly illustrated and concise history of women’s fashion, dress, and styles from the Edwardian era of the 1900’s to 1919.

Source: History of Womens Fashion – 1900 to 1919 | Glamourdaze



Blog Post · Fashions · Victorian Era

Shades of Victorian Fashion: Crimson, Claret, Scarlet, and Red – Mimi Matthews

From the blog of Mimi Matthews, a wonderful author who writes everything Victorian.  Enjoy her recent post on 19th century red, which of course one of my fallen Victorian ladies will eventually wear in an upcoming book.

During the nineteenth century, red was considered a vibrant, powerful color, suitable for warm winter cloaks, richly patterned shawls, and dramatic evening dresses.

Source: Shades of Victorian Fashion: Crimson, Claret, Scarlet, and Red – Mimi Matthews

Blog Post · Fashions · Progress Updates

The Dress of 1930’s

Lady Isabella is in editing!  Release is scheduled for February 1, 2017. As I wade through the placement of commas, rewrite sentences, check my grammar, and then send it off to an editor who knows better, I’ve been preparing for book two. Since all of my ladies of disgrace will be in red dresses, I thought I would do some research on fashions for the 1930’s.  Here is an interesting look at the modest fashions of the day.

From RetroWaste website (picture fair use) is an advertisement of Holiday Frocks.  Since the print is so small, here is a short description of each dress.  As far as the value, can’t beat the price! As you can see, much of a lady’s sexual qualities were hidden under fabric. The enticing descriptions of the dresses are entertaining.

  • A Halo of Lace…Frames Your Face! – Tea time…or night time, you’ll look like an angel of loveliness…
  • Two-Tone Colors — Fashion’s Newest Flattery for You!
  • Lovely Transparent Velvet Capelets – Under evening lights…you’ll make a stunning picture…
  • “The Mandarin” Vivid with Chinese Embroidery!
  • Exciting Sleeves, Latest High Neck – Glances of admiration will follow…
  • Well Bred…Up to Its Rich Moire Ascot Tie – Parisian chic…expensive simplicity!
  • “The Mermaid” A Peplum Waistline with Ruffled Bottom – Respond elegantly to an invitation for the dance…

Here are your holiday frocks!  What dress would you choose?


Have a wonderful holiday!  Dress retro – dress in red — and enjoy family and friends.