Costume Dramas and Period Clothing
Daniel Day-Lewis as Newland Archer and Michelle Pfeiffer as Ellen Olenska in The Age of Innocence (1993).

Daniel Day-Lewis as Newland Archer and Michelle Pfeiffer as Ellen Olenska in The Age of Innocence (1993).

Katie McGrath as Morgana in Merlin.

Katie McGrath as Morgana in Merlin.

Paula Malcomson as Trixie in Deadwood.

Paula Malcomson as Trixie in Deadwood.

omgthatdress:

Mantua
1708
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

1708 - that’s rare!

omgthatdress:

Mantua

1708

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

1708 - that’s rare!

UPDATE

Because it’s summer and I’m back home on holiday, I haven’t had much time to spend on maintaining this blog, and for that I am really sorry. My job, family, friends and most of all my boyfriend is taking up all the time I have - which is great! On Saturday I’m leaving for London, thereafter France. My love and me are going to spend a few weeks travelling the coast of France, starting with Charbourg and down, hopefully getting all the way to Nice! It will be a wonderful adventure and I cannot wait!^^

So I’m really sorry for the lack of updates and posting, but when August is drawing near its end, I will be back for intensive blogging/posting again! So this blog is NOT dead! It’s still up and running!

Where can one buy such a beautiful dress such as Constance's dress from The Three Musketeers?
Anonymous

I really don’t know. It’s a 17th century period dress (kinda), so you should try searching for it on sites as eBay and Etsy. 

Annette Bening as Marquise Isabelle de Merteuil and Colin Firth as Vicomte Sébastien de Valmont in Valmont (1989).

Annette Bening as Marquise Isabelle de Merteuil and Colin Firth as Vicomte Sébastien de Valmont in Valmont (1989).

Keira Knightley as Elizabeth Bennet in Pride and Prejudice (2005).

Keira Knightley as Elizabeth Bennet in Pride and Prejudice (2005).

ornamentedbeing:

c. 1780 
Red online collection

ornamentedbeing:

c. 1780 

Red online collection

Sarah Gadon as Emma Jung, Keira Knightley as Sabina Spielrein and Michael Fassbender as Carl Jung in A Dangerous Method (2011).

Sarah Gadon as Emma Jung, Keira Knightley as Sabina Spielrein and Michael Fassbender as Carl Jung in A Dangerous Method (2011).

Dagmara Dominczyk as Mercedès Iguanada in The Count of Monte Cristo (2002).

Dagmara Dominczyk as Mercedès Iguanada in The Count of Monte Cristo (2002).

Rachel Nichols as Tamara in Conan the Barbarian (2011).

Rachel Nichols as Tamara in Conan the Barbarian (2011).

fripperiesandfobs:

Gala dress of Queen Maud of Norway ca. 1902
From the Digitalt Museum

She had such a tiny waist.

fripperiesandfobs:

Gala dress of Queen Maud of Norway ca. 1902

From the Digitalt Museum

She had such a tiny waist.

Gabrielle Anwar as Margaret Tudor in The Tudors.

Gabrielle Anwar as Margaret Tudor in The Tudors.

I read that among Charles Worth's contributions was raising the hemline to the ankles but if you look at pictures of his dresses, they all hit the floor. So, is it true? Did Charles really influence the trend to higher hemlines? Thank you!

"Worth used beautiful and luxurious fabrics for his dresses, and he trimmed them with rich decoration, such as fringe, lace, braid, and tassels made of pearls. His many important contributions to design included an ankle-length walking skirt, shockingly short for its time, and the princess gown, a waist-less dress that hung simple and straight in the front while draping in full pleats in the back."

Source.

I believe that although he might have come up with the walking skirt, it was not commonly used in his design? I am not an expert in fashions at all, so if any of you followers would know, please contribute! :)