Regency
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The REAL Danger of Synthetics in Period Costume
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A Napoleonic reenactor has suffered what could have been a serious incident were it not for her use of historically-accurate natural fibres. Liz Webb ...

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First Glimpse of Poldark’s New Costume (And Without It…)
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Ross Poldark has smartened up as the famously-rugged star of the late 18th Century has opted for a buttoned-up coat with wide lapels and the addition of a ...

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Diplomat Captured Costumes of Diverse Classes and Cultures in 1797
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The King of Tahiti, Venetian nobles, French artists and the favourite of the King of Persia - all were fair game for the diplomat and illustrator Jacques ...

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Silk Flowers and Feathers: Reimagining a Regency Bonnet
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My regency headpiece was a university project under the mentoring of the milliner Claire Strickland. I based my research on a visit to Sands Films library at ...

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Stylish Success of Dandy Drinking Club Launch
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A group of some 20 resplendently-dressed individuals filled a Victorian-themed London pub for the inaugural social of the Dandy Drinking Club on Friday, April ...

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We Asked You For Your Worst Uses of Sewing Scissors…
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It seems a cliche and yet still no one knows that sewing scissors are for sewing and nothing else. After posting this meme on our social ...

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The “False Adornments” of 18th Century Women’s Dress
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Late-18th Century fashion was so elaborate that a law was proposed to prevent men being taken in by a pretty face. The 1770 an amendment against "false ...

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Five Reasons Costume is a Curse
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Don’t you ever wish, just sometimes, that you did not have such an intensive, wonderful and expensive hobby? After a long day or a sleepless night, don’t you ...

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Does Historical Accuracy Really Matter at Events?
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Trigger warning: this could get messy. Many costumers view historical accuracy as a sacred principle to be upheld at all times, and very often imposed upon ...

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Nelson Wore the Sweetest Promise Ring at Trafalgar
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If you thought promise rings and pre-engagement tokens were a new fad for Millennials unwilling to commit, think again. Shortly before Horatio Nelson embarked ...

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Are You a Clothing Addict?
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An addiction to buying clothing is something plenty of people face - but the problem is amplified exponentially when clothes are your hobby or even your ...

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The Silent Oppression of Hat Wearing
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There's no denying that hats draw a lot of attention when worn out. Sometimes they win casual praise and admiration but they also inspire shocking abuse. In ...