Are you a fan of period clothing of the like seen on Downton Abbey, Poldark, Harlots and so on? I am and I’m not ashamed to admit that. Although the sublime beauty of these forms of clothing hides the fact of how uncomfortable women were, in their corsets and itchy lace and canvas constructions. Still – a woman is allowed to dream of vintage dresses. Here’s a place online where you can buy original vintage pieces of wearable art that will satisfy history buffs and fashionistas alike. Do yourself a favour and go on a treasure hunt, it’s pretty fun!
My favourite are the Edwardian tea dresses made from delicate french lace and cotton. They look breezy, light, summery and romantic. In a way it would be lovely to have to dress up like this everyday, although probably not so comfortable.
Along with this beautiful slip to go underneath of it
The tea dresses are reasonably priced and dating from the turn of the 20th Century or even earlier, I would say that’s a bargain.
I could go on about this website but I won’t or else I may be here all day….make sure you check it out!
* You will note that I have categorised these as ethical products on my blog, and while the original provenance and production process of some of these items may not have been ethical and may have involved slave labour, the fact that you would be purchasing something pre-loved and very old means it’s (to my mind at least) now an ethical purchase. Happy shopping!