Neck attire | cravats, bow ties, & pussy bows | Melbourne Dressmaker

Cloth worn around ones neck can be dated back to the 17th century Croatian mercenaries who wore scarves with a unique knot; what we know as the cravat. Whilst men predominately wore neckties, it was not unusual for a women to wear them. Many variations have developed since then including the ascot or "hanker-tie", bow... Continue Reading →

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The idolized women of the early 20th century: Who was The “Gibson Girl”?

Created through the pen & ink illustrations of Charles Dana Gibson, The "Gibson Girl" was portrayed as the feminine ideal from the 1890's until World War I. With a beautiful symmetrical face, she was tall and slim-waisted yet voluptuous. The Gibson Girl was depicted by her talents and interests, and she set the standard for feminine... Continue Reading →

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