Thursday, June 7, 2012

What a difference three years make

That's right. I'm coming back and with a bang. I've done so much historical research lately that I need a place to put it all. It should be fun and interesting.

I'm currently writing a novel centered around the Lusitania, so that will be the focus for a little while, unless of course, I find other interesting things as well.

You've got to love how the fashion and the times changed from the Titanic in 1912 to the Lusitania in 1915. Check out the example above from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Two evening gowns, one from 1912, the other 1915. Notice the difference in length especially. In 1912, the dress on the left would have been considered more than a little vulgar.

1 comment:

  1. My favorite part about the 1915 dress is that it has pants! Just like Lady Sybill's from Downton Abbey! I wish I had somewhere to wear things like this.