Historic Costume & the Thong Leotard

18 May

Hello,

Alice Cooper’s 1972 summer anthem depicts my current state of mind………

School’s out for summer. School’s out forever.

Wahoo! Bring on summer! My favorite time of the year. Warm weather, back yard BBQ’s, lake trips, sun dresses and sandals. Four weeks of freedom from homework and school schedules. Yes, sadly I only have 4-weeks off and then…….summer school, blek! But until then, I’m whooping it up.

Yesterday was the last day of my Historic Costume course. For our final we were asked to create a costume and character from the 1820-1920′s. My costume was specifically from the Bustle period, 1870-1900. Check it out and the costumes of my two classmates below.

Historic Costume

As written in my post, Shopping for Chopines?, fashion history shows us that styles reoccur. As you can see from our costumes, what was once in style will, in part or as a whole, become stylish again. Long sleeve button up blouses are classic and always a wardrobe essential.  Long skirts, now called maxi’s, are a current trend. Lace, ruffles and ribbon trend in and out as do the up and side-do’s. Some styles are welcomed back with open arms and open checkbooks while others, like the thong leotard, should remain in the closet.

Paula

stylist & stiletto maven

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2 Responses to “Historic Costume & the Thong Leotard”

  1. astimegoesbuy May 18, 2012 at 7:15 pm #

    Love the fuschia colour of your top!
    And the ruffle detail is one of my favourites. :)
    It woud look great with so many things and be current and on trend.
    Cheers,
    Laura

    • Paula Parisotto May 18, 2012 at 7:23 pm #

      The color is wonderful isn’t it Laura? It’s funny, almost all of the girls in the class picked a color in the red family. Too bad I can’t post the group pic :( These two ladies have been in classes with me for 3 semesters and became sweet friends. Love them!
      Paula

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