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Updated on June 8, 2010

GREAT HISTORY MOMENTS OF WOMAN'S FASHION

'Cleopatra, beautiful and powerful,used the rich indulgence of fashion, well to her advantage.
'Cleopatra, beautiful and powerful,used the rich indulgence of fashion, well to her advantage.
Better-off people wore wide clothes of white cloth
Better-off people wore wide clothes of white cloth

Beginning With Cleopatra In 69 BC-30 BC

69 BC-30 BC - CLOTHING WAS ADORNED WITH GEMS AND JEWELS

This evolution of changing fashion starts back in January 69 BC – 30 BC, with Cleopatra,a strong, beautiful woman whose magnetic sexual appeal won many a heart of some great, successful men. She used Ancient Egyptian fashion well to her advantage employing extravagant costumes rich in golds and jewels. In this era, the pharaonic headdress was high amongst Egyptian fashions and was worn often by Cleopatra herself. It has been reportedly said that Cleopatra was indeed quite plain, unlike the sultry beauty queen portrayed in Hollywood movies, but one must take into consideration that "beauty is in the eye of the particular era" of the time.

FASHION FACTS:

. Both men and women Egyptians wore transparent, pleated robes.

. Both men and women wore wigs which they changed every-day.

.The wigs were made from human hair or wool, and on special occasions curly wigs were worn.

. Being wealthy did not mean more jewellery, instead gold was worn with more transparent clothing.

. Slaves generally were naked.

. Sheep's blood was used to colour the lips of Egyptian women.



1194–1184 BC Troy
1194–1184 BC Troy
'The Victorian Era'from 1860-1900
'The Victorian Era'from 1860-1900

'The Victorian Age' 1860-1900

THE AGE OF THE INVENTION OF THE SEWING MACHINE 1860

Clothing was becoming more couture design led, and synthetic dyes were now available to produce more intense colours in the fabrics. Dresses were increasingly elaborate with enormous trains on the back of skirts. Indeed the unnatural shape of these extravagant skirts matched with slim bodices, created some very unnatural lines to the female form.

FASHION FACTS

. Loops were used to lift skirts up at the back creating drapery and fullness

. Towards the late 1880's dresses became more slimline, still with the bustle that the rich adored.

. This is perhaps the era where we see the largest quantity of material in any fashion garment.

The slim fitting trained dress with cuirasse bodice fashionable in 1876
The slim fitting trained dress with cuirasse bodice fashionable in 1876
'The straightfront corset'appeared in 1900 to the early 1910s.It was introduced to create the illusion of a slimmer waist by forcing the hips back and bust forward
'The straightfront corset'appeared in 1900 to the early 1910s.It was introduced to create the illusion of a slimmer waist by forcing the hips back and bust forward

Corsets

CORSETS APPEAR AROUND THE MIDDLE OF THE SIXTEENTH CENTURY 'YIKES GOES THE WAIST-LINE'.

It was said that by regularly wearing a corset it will achieve a noticeable reduction on the size of the waist. When they first appeared in the fashion world they were made from multiple layers of linen with wooden busks inserted to shape them. It shows the discomforts women have endured, and still do to this day all for the 'sake of fashion .' This certainly was an era for introducing the so called "Hourglass Figure."

FASHION FACTS

. 'Tightlacing ' is a term applied to the art of applying a corset to achieve a reduction of around 2-4 inch in the waist. The wearer must wear the corset day and night to achieve this unnatural waistline. When the reduction finally occurs, the wearer is then fitted with a smaller corset, and the cycle begins all over again.

. Corsets were not just designed for the female species of these times, indeed some men also chose to wear the tight restrictive garment.

. Ethel Granger held the 'smallest waist' record documented in the Guinness Book Of Records up until the late 1990s. Her waist measurement was a frightening 13inches.

. The main purpose of the corset was to emphasise the hips and the bust, by clinching in the waistline as small as humanly possible.

'The Edwardian Corset'
'The Edwardian Corset'
The 'Romantic Edwardian Corset'
The 'Romantic Edwardian Corset'
'The Flapper Girls' of the roaring 1920s
'The Flapper Girls' of the roaring 1920s

The 1920s Flapper Dress

FLAPPERS DID AWAY WITH CORSETS AND PANTALOOMS AND HENCE APPEARED THE.... 'STEP IN PANTIES'.

'Flappers' was a term employed for the women in the 1920s who cut their hair in short bobs and danced away to a new jazz style music.For so long woman had been purposely emphasising the female form, and yet in this new era, the fashion trends threw all this far into the wind. The new boyish look was now the new rage.

FASHION FACTS

. The woman's body now had a up and down look with the straight up and down dresses they now attired themselves with..

. Bras were actually sold to flatten the bust line not to emphasise it.

. This was a time in history where there was an obvious move away from the showing of the female curves in favour of this new look. Twiggy, Hollywood sensation, was living proof that thinness combined with a flat chest could take you quite far in life. Millions of women copied Twiggy's appearance world-wide.

1920's The corset was tosses aside as the new age 'Flappers' donned their new boyish look
1920's The corset was tosses aside as the new age 'Flappers' donned their new boyish look

The Mini Skirt Creates A Scandal In The Mid 1960s

MARY QUANT WITH HER EXPIREMENTATION FOR A SHORTER SKIRT EVENTUALLY RESULTS IN THE FAMOUS 'MINI-SKIRT '.

Who can forget that on 30 October 1965, the sensation Jean Shrimpton caused amongst the general public when she appeared on Derby Day, first day of Australia's Melbourne Cup carnival in a short white shift-style dress. Not to mention she was practically naked, devoid of her hat and her gloves.

FASHION FACTS

. The mini has ever since remained one of the most popular fashion icons in the entire world.

. In 1965 André Courrèges, fashion designer shifted the skirts away from body-hugging to a looser design, that give women more dignity to those who wished to wear it.

. Mini skirts seemed to lose a lot of their popularity in the mid- 1970s and was replaced by a longer skirt.

. It wasn't until the 1980s that the mini once again made it's sexy comeback.

.The mini has since then, also been adapted in a 'micro-mini ,' and almost anything goes now in today's fashion world.


The 'Mini Skirt' shocked the world in the mid 1960's
The 'Mini Skirt' shocked the world in the mid 1960's
'Southern Belle'
'Southern Belle'
'The Retro Hippy' of the 1970s
'The Retro Hippy' of the 1970s

Hippy Fashions In The Late 1960s To 1970s

THE HIPPY MOVEMENT ANOTHER HUGE CHANGE IN THE FASHION WORLD SAW CLOTHES' SHOPPING IN SECOND HAND SHOPS AND FLEA MARKETS EXTREMELY POPULAR.

The Hippy Generation began to challenge gender differences, and brought in a new freedom to express one's self in a less complicated world of fashion. Women wore little or no makeup, while many also adapted the 'No- Bra look', by throwing away their bras.

FASHION FACTS

. Native American jewelry, head scarves, headbands and long beaded necklaces became popular.

. Bright coloured clothing was increasingly popular, and so was making your own garments.

. Some popular choices of clothing included bell-bottom pants, peasant tops, full skirts, retro look garments and tie-dyed garments.

'The Hippy Look' included brightly coloured clothing and  unusual styles,such as bell-bottom pants
'The Hippy Look' included brightly coloured clothing and unusual styles,such as bell-bottom pants
The movie 'Saturday Night Fever' created a huge explosion on the disco fever fashion market.
The movie 'Saturday Night Fever' created a huge explosion on the disco fever fashion market.

1970s Disco Fashion

THE DISCO LOOK WAS MEMORABLE BY ITS SHINY CLINGING LYCRA STRETCH DISCO PANTS AND SEXY SPANDEX TOPS.

Saturday Night Fever,had a huge impact on the fashion world, as women worldwide donned their satin flared silver pants with stretch sequin bandeau tops. This was certainly time to adorn the body into a stretch halter jumpsuit and join into the nighttime hot disco action.

FASHION FACTS

. White clothing was also extremely favourable under ultra violet lights at night.

. Dress codes were now employed in nightclubs.

. Often a lot of this shiny, iridescent clothing women were now wearing was in fact, professional dance wear.

. Platform shoes were the perfect accessory for long silver flared pants


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'Disco Fashion' In the seventies. Clothes designed to show off the body and made in materials like figure moulding stretch Lycra were ideal.
'Disco Fashion' In the seventies. Clothes designed to show off the body and made in materials like figure moulding stretch Lycra were ideal.
A vast majority of 'Disco Wear' was in fact professional dancing gear.
A vast majority of 'Disco Wear' was in fact professional dancing gear.

WHICH BRINGS US TO OUR CURRENT WORLD OF FASHION, WHICH AS WE KNOW ALMOST "ANYTHING GOES."

In todays world clothing is made from even edible materials.In this picture 'Cloris Leachman' is attired in a cabbage dress
In todays world clothing is made from even edible materials.In this picture 'Cloris Leachman' is attired in a cabbage dress
Uma Thurman
Uma Thurman
Gwyneth Paltrow
Gwyneth Paltrow
As requested this is the closest I could find of my Blondepoet hippy dress.Is it bright enough for you? i reckon I outshine Gweneth LMAO
As requested this is the closest I could find of my Blondepoet hippy dress.Is it bright enough for you? i reckon I outshine Gweneth LMAO

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      George Vreeland Hill 4 years ago

      Interesting styles here.

      Thank you.

      George Vreeland Hill

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      blondepoet 6 years ago from australia

      I can appreciate your view point Jax, but this is my interpretation and my style of writing. I have fun pics here as well as pictures from the actual era. My outlook on fashion is more of a fun light hearted look at clothes more than a rigid down the line approach. Thanks for stopping by. :)

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      Jax 6 years ago

      Although I can appreciate the effort you must have put into this, I would highly recommend you stop using photos from movies and costumes available at shops - most of these are highly inaccurate. The image of Helen from the movie "Troy" is a good example of this - the costumes she wore were nothing like the clothes worn at that time, they were just to make her look like the "most beautiful woman in the world".

      Also, as someone who has studied fashion history extensively through University (particularly pertaining to corsetry), I can tell you that the "Romantic Edwardian Corset" you have shown is in fact a modern princess-line corset. There were never corsets that looked like that in the Edwardian Era.

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      blondepoet 6 years ago from australia

      Oh zara so do I. Oh so do I lol.

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      zara james 6 years ago

      Absolutely 70's Disco throw-back. Love it dearly

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      blondepoet 6 years ago from australia

      Hi Maxi oh I adore the 70's too. Maybe we can dress up together,lol, just a thought.

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      maxi dresses 6 years ago

      Nice collection.70's dress is on my hit list and i want it badly ,i love that disco look with puffy hairs like 70's singers .

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      blondepoet 6 years ago from australia

      Hi janaya each to their own I say. You must not forget even though disco pants may appear daggy in our times they rocked in their era.

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      janaya 6 years ago

      shocking clothes i dont like the disco pants very daggy

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      blondepoet 6 years ago from australia

      Hi MB, so happy you came by. You know I would wear everyone of these dresses minus the cabbage leaf one, I do prefer spinach leaves, the shade becomes my complexion LMAO. I am happy to make you smile anyday.

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      @MagicBoy 6 years ago from Qatar

      Hey BP, a great post on the development of fashion throughout different eras..great pictures as examples.. have you done some research on them or what..wearing a corset sounds like an awful task I guess..wonder what is your fashion statement though..totally an enjoyable post..kept me smiling all the way through..Cheers..

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      blondepoet 6 years ago from australia

      $Oh flunka it even took me ages to scroll to the bottom lol.

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      FLuNkA 6 years ago

      wow NOW THAT is allot comments...

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      blondepoet 7 years ago from australia

      Yes so do I. Mmmmm.

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      Your Knowledge 7 years ago

      I like both ;)

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      blondepoet 7 years ago from australia

      Chocolate or strawberry ?

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      Ru-an 7 years ago from South Afirca

      Yay! Well we can always chat on messenger if you like. Just remember to bring buckets of ice cream in that case lol.

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      blondepoet 7 years ago from australia

      Sure I will hand feed you ice-cream too. Stalk away I say. We used to have a chat room link in May's hub we all got on and created havoc but I cannot remember the link. :(

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      Ru-an 7 years ago from South Afirca

      Haha and ice cream :P Is it just me or are we using HP comments to chat? Or maybe its just me stalking you haha.

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      blondepoet 7 years ago from australia

      Oh thanks so much Ru-an here let me fan you with my banana skin home-made resort hand fan. Would you like some strawberries at the same time?

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      Your Knowledge 7 years ago

      Wow BP you look very sexy in that hippie dress indeed. Getting me all hot and bothered here lol.

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      blondepoet 7 years ago from australia

      Haha Blake you reckon? I guess being a bold poet I would probably do it too.

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      Blake Ford Hall 7 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings

      Anywhere you like...LOL

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      blondepoet 7 years ago from australia

      Now Blake that conjures up a few ideas up my sleeve as I have both in my bedside drawers. Mmmm now to think where I could use the pictures.....

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      Blake Ford Hall 7 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings

      Personally BP I would love to see you in the Romantic Edwardian Corset, or the 60s miniskirt ensemble. Or out of either one is also an option...whatcha think?

      Keep on Hubbing

      Blake4d

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      blondepoet 7 years ago from australia

      Hi there Run oh yes they certainly did and still do. One minute while I go adjust my corset. Back again lol. Wow your Gran was a flapper how wonderful. Oh as to what is next, I cannot wait to see, nothing would surprise me.

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      RunAbstract 7 years ago from USA

      I loved this! Women have really put themselves through the wringer in the name of fashion!

      My grandmother was a Flapper. My mother was in the generation that saw women begin to wear pants, and slacks on a regular basis, and I was in on the bell bottoms, and granny dresses. I wonder what will be next!

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      blondepoet 7 years ago from australia

      Oh Neil flattery will get you everywhere LMAO. Oh and I could certainly do with a wardrobe assistant. Lovely to see you again. :)

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      Neil Sperling 7 years ago from Port Dover Ontario Canada

      As I said some time back - any dress you wear is fine with me... love to help you take it off after a long hard day. LOL

      Fun to re-visit this hub my friend.

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      blondepoet 7 years ago from australia

      Haha Blake I just knew you would agree with me xox

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      Blake Ford Hall 7 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings

      Woo hoo!!!

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      blondepoet 7 years ago from australia

      Oh wow Blake what amazing history in your family. Gee you are a very intriguing guy may I say. Oh look I am all for the Adam and Eve thing, much cooler in Summer, a little raised arector pili action going on in Winter, but yes what a way to go. Woo hoo!!!

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      Blake Ford Hall 7 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings

      I liked the coordination of how your photos guide you through a bit of both fashion history, and artisic changes in design techniques, use of color, bottice and decollete techniques of dressworking, and done without being too wordy or pretentious for the uninformed fashionista...

      My mom spent a brief year or so studying fashion arts and history. I also worked for a dress design company for about a minute, but was actually involved in the making of one of the Miss America gowns that year, doing some computer work for the dress making machines they used. I even modeled for a few years, but mostly art school stuff...

      So I am almost an informed expert on the subject.

      But still BP don't you know the answer to you article title by now silly - when you don't know what dress to wear.

      A hottie like you can only do one thing,

      Don't wear anything at all.

      Birthday suits are always in style, and

      Nobody asks you for ID...smooches.

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      blondepoet 7 years ago from australia

      Thank-you so much GmaGoldie and it is a pleasure to meet you.

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      Kelly Kline Burnett 7 years ago from Madison, Wisconsin

      Awesome! Simply awesome! LOVED this Hub! So glad to be a fan! You are wonderful! Great photos!

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      blondepoet 7 years ago from australia

      Aww Logic flattery will get you everywhere. Is your last name Gillette? Because you are the best a man can get.

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      logic,commonsense 7 years ago

      You beat Gwyneth Paltrow hands down! Your beauty is so much more than the superficial look she exudes!

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      blondepoet 7 years ago from australia

      hey there CF thanks so much for popping by. Sing out to me when you go to get your platforms I'm coming too. :)

      Thanks heaps GL just seen this years fashion forecast and the 80's are coming back all the sequins etc are in again. Woo hoo!!!

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      Hillary 7 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      Groovy stuff blondepoet. Loved the 70's gear:)

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      CooperFlys 7 years ago from Ghostly Savannah,ga

      This hub is very interesting, the 70's..love Disco, love the fashion..Craving a new pair of platform shoes..Thanks

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      blondepoet 7 years ago from australia

      Oh Neil flattery will get you everywhere ROFL. Not sure if I still have that one but there is a lot of slinky numbers in its place. :)

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      Neil Sperling 7 years ago from Port Dover Ontario Canada

      something tells me you look as good n that hippie dress today as you did when the picture was taken... yum

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      blondepoet 7 years ago from australia

      Oh thanks a million Gabriella, wow I feel honoured by your praise

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      Gabriella D'Anton 7 years ago from Los Angeles, Ca

      One of the best fashion hubs I read and the pictures are fantastic. Great work, thank you

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      blondepoet 7 years ago from australia

      Hahah Jo yea who cares as long as you feel good in it :)

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      Joe 7 years ago

      Who cares

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      blondepoet 7 years ago from australia

      Hey Misty yes I am glad it is 2009 too where almost anything goes. I don't fancy being strapped into those corsets that's for sure lol.

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      mistywild 7 years ago from Houston, TX (Proud Texan)

      great hub! thanks for sharing, gald it's 2009 for sure!

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      blondepoet 8 years ago from australia

      Hiya Ixxy how's it hanging? Oh a link shall follow...thanks Ixxy....:)

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      lxxy 8 years ago from Beneath, Between, Beyond

      Linkbacked, hope you wub. =)

      https://hubpages.com/relationships/genderosity

      Your fan and friend,

      lxxy

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      blondepoet 8 years ago from australia

      Oh Princessa fashion is just amazing isn't it. It certainly would be a sad sad world without it. Us girls have it much better than the guys I think, so many more choices. Thanks heaps for coming by.x0x

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      Wendy Iturrizaga 8 years ago from France

      Great hub and wondeful dresses... which one to choose? One for every day and mood :) How boring would life be without fashion!

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      blondepoet 8 years ago from australia

      Hey earnest. Fashion is just crazy. So did you like my own dress. The very bottom pic. I thought it would fit well here lol.

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      earnestshub 8 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      Another great hub blondepoet, and lots of good information about fashion in the past. I like the freedom of dress the young ones are in to now. I am looking after my 16 year old at a home party on Saturday night, so will see the kids in their finery.

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      blondepoet 8 years ago from australia

      Hahaha GM don't bump too hard or I will have to dial 000

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      GeneriqueMedia 8 years ago from Earth

      I'm into diving into Hubs. While wearing blondepoets dresses. ;)

      BUMP!

      G|M

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      blondepoet 8 years ago from australia

      Gidday compu-smart LMAO hope you decided on one for me. I agree with you on those two dresses. Showing too much especially in the way they did goes beyond sexy.

      Hi Patty, oh you like scuba suits? Are you into diving yourself?

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      Patty Inglish 8 years ago from North America

      I really like only catsuits and spacesuits...and scuba suits. lol

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      Tony 8 years ago from London UK

      Hi blondepoet!

      I popped by because I thought YOU need help deciding which dress to wear!:D nevertheless, I have enjoyed this visit! lots of info which amazed me!

      The hipster, disco and mini skirt styles are right up my street!:P

      Uma Thurman and gwyneth paltrow's outfits looked very tacky! Not sexy at all!!

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      blondepoet 8 years ago from australia

      GM it is my pleasure :)

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      GeneriqueMedia 8 years ago from Earth

      haha, oh so kind. ;)

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      blondepoet 8 years ago from australia

      oh I have plenty that is my pic, above. I will share with you LMAO

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      GeneriqueMedia 8 years ago from Earth

      In truth, me too.

      But I'm missing the bust. ;P

      xox

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      blondepoet 8 years ago from australia

      oh thanks so much GM it is my favourite too. This one has received by far the most hits. Damn I would love to wear all of these.xox

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      GeneriqueMedia 8 years ago from Earth

      Still my favorite Hub of yours, thought I'd comment.

      Dresses are swank. And fashion is a guilty pleasure of mine.

      G|M

      P.S.

      Love the loud dress. ;)

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      blondepoet 8 years ago from australia

      Thanks so much gr8archer45, yes I did do a little homework LMAO

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      gr8archer45 8 years ago from Pakistan

      WOW, amazing hub!I never knew many of the facts you listed above. I can see how much research you conducted for this one. :)

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      blondepoet 8 years ago from australia

      Lol what is gutter linguistics RB....

      Hey RB I will miss Sin Divine I think she said she was off for the weekend sigh :(

      Hey girly_girl09 thanks a million I tried my best :)

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      girly_girl09 8 years ago from United States

      Thoroughly enjoyed this article! Absolutely love fashion history and you really put together a great resource here. Thanks!

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      R. Blue 8 years ago from Right here

      Now...that Randy Behavior is a genius....had to tell BP what Sin Divine was yesterday.

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      Randy Behavior 8 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Didn't you take gutter linguistics in high school Blonde?

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      blondepoet 8 years ago from australia

      Oh my that never occurred to me RB looool...I think I need to employ you as my translator.....it pays well.....lol

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      Randy Behavior 8 years ago from Near the Ocean

      I think he means DD.

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      blondepoet 8 years ago from australia

      Thanks Ashley for stopping by

      Aww Randy you are a pretty amazing vision yourself if I do say so...

      Haha R.Blue that has gone right over my head. I wonder if it has anything to do with the fact that it is 3.00am in the morning here. I can't believe I am still up, couldn't sleep. :(

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      R. Blue 8 years ago from Right here

      And I must admit...those are a nice pair of double letters.....never mind me folks...I'm just babbling.

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      Randy Behavior 8 years ago from Near the Ocean

      You are a vision Blonde!

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      blondepoet 8 years ago from australia

      Oh I am blushing ........thankyouuuuuuu

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      blondepoet 8 years ago from australia

      Hi jajeisan5892 thanks so much for coming by

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      jajeisan5892 8 years ago from Los Angeles

      hi

      nice hub

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      blondepoet 8 years ago from australia

      Hahaha badcompany99 methink so too LMAO

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      blondepoet 8 years ago from australia

      Haha Tom I would have loved to see that chic combo on you. Indeed with all your talent you could have pushed Prince well and truly off the charts.(em..err...can you sing though that is the question LMAO)

      Hi Benson wow it is great to hear from you, it has been awhile, I wish you the very best in all your new projects, I clicked on the link to have a look, wow you must be so busy these days,looks great.

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      Benson Yeung 8 years ago from Hong Kong

      Hi Blondie,

      thanks for dropping by to say hi. I'm OK but have been busy working on my new experiment, a cluster of medical blogs http://doctorshealthtips.com

      I intend to learn from the exercise as well as create jobs.

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      Tom Rubenoff 8 years ago from United States

      In 1973 I wore a lavender pinstripe vest and matching bell bottom pants with a ruffled white-and-purple shirt.  I was ahead of my time by about 15 years.  I could have been the artist formerly known as Prince. 

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      blondepoet 8 years ago from australia

      Hi whiteorchids, I totally agree, it is just gorgeous. I wish a lot of my favourites would come back in fashion again, it would be a blast.

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      whiteorchids 8 years ago from Tropical Paradise

      I will take the disco dress as it is so sexy and adorable too!

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      blondepoet 8 years ago from australia

      Oh yes I got it, am so excited, just got it an hour ago LMAO

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      Cindy Vine 8 years ago from Cape Town

      hey BP, did you get my email?

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      blondepoet 8 years ago from australia

      got my own chat room yahoo

      http://www.chatmaker.net/chatap/rooms/blondepoet/ if anyone feels like a chat

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      blondepoet 8 years ago from australia

      Hey lafenty that would have been fantastic. Did you enjoy wearing those fashions? I absolutely love the clothes of the 70"s

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      lafenty 8 years ago from California

      Great hub. Very interesting to see how fashion changed over the years. I went to highschool in the 70's and it was hip-hugging bellbottoms, mini skirts and hot pants.

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      blondepoet 8 years ago from australia

      Hahah mayhmong let me see some new fashion tips. Well here is the newest fashion trend currently hitting the world market. I expect you will be wearing one soon. Great boost for women with small breasts

      http://www.myinterestingfiles.com/2007/10/new-t-sh...

      Yes crocodile poop and mercury, too extreme loool, they say woman from the Victorian Age bound their face with a steak at night while sleeping, as it has very rejuvenating properties....just when you try that one haha make sure you are alone at nght.Also HAPPY EASTER TO YOU.XOXOX

      Hi SweetiePie firstly I adore your new avatar. I am right with you on dressing up lol. I just adore some of those bygone fashions. Oh it would be amazing. What I like about a lot of the older eras too, is that there is not this stick thin trend which is around now, which is so unrealistic and ugly. Back in those days a woman had real curves and so it should be.Happpppy Easter SweetiePie.

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      SweetiePie 8 years ago from Southern California, USA

      I would have loved to have paid dress up in some of the closets of past fashionestas. Very fun hub!

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      mayhmong 8 years ago from North Carolina

      I just had to return here and check out what new fashion will come back alive. Huh what's that? Some new fashion tips? Is there something better than mercury or crocodile crap for better skin?!

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      blondepoet 8 years ago from australia

      Oh I know how stinky they were,they also used to put mercury crap on their faces and kill themselves, just to have white skin,and crocodile excrement for mud packs.LMAO. If we were there AE we would have taught them some hygiene lol.Oh did u get the video haha

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      Julianna 8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      Could you imagine they change the wig and never washed their hair yuckkkkkkk!!! I love the clothing back then but could not imagine, no dentist, or shampoo , conditioner , deodorant etc. I would have died. :)

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      blondepoet 8 years ago from australia

      Oh Mr Nice you are so nice LMAO. Lolololol.

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      Mr Nice 8 years ago from North America

      Hi blondepoet! Well, I think you don't need to wear anything. You will look gorgeous in natural dress.....hahaha.

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      blondepoet 8 years ago from australia

      Hey Lisa HW lol, wear one of those to the supermarket and it's a guaranteed way to end up on the front page of the newspaper. Darn that thing must be so heavy,good way of knocking out one's brains LMAO.Thanks so much for your comments

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      Lisa HW 8 years ago from Massachusetts

      Good Hub, blondepoet. (I wonder where I could get one of those Cleopatra "hats" to wear to the supermarket. :) )

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      blondepoet 8 years ago from australia

      hahaha C.C