Vintage Fashions 1880s - 1930s
Women's, Teen's, and Children's Clothing Styles on Board the Steamships and While Travelling in Style and Comfort.
The GG Archives vintage fashion collections includes a large number of photographs, articles and period advertisements covering fashions and related topics. The student of fashion may gain a greater understanding of the styles provided for both the affluent and the common under-classes.
The GG Archives has curated a considerable number of vintage fashion advertisements from the 1800s through the 1930s. We've selected a number of ads that represent styles worn by passengers on steamships during that era.
Children's Fashion trends in the late 1800s and early 1900s were often made in a unisex dress for the very young boys and girls, and as they aged, the children gained more fashionable modes distinctive to each gender.
Folk Costumes, also known as regional or national costumes, traditional garments that express the wearer’s identity through costume. The folk costumes were quite common among various ethnic groups, notably the Nordic cultures. The outfits were designed for everyday occasions, traditional festivals, and formal wear.
Often called Misses fashions, the teenager fashions had many similarities to the adult women's fashions of this era. The styles, especially for skirts, tended to be much shorter than for women, that allowed girls more flexibility while attending schools and engaging in more activities.
Richly illustrated articles covering fashions from Paris, London, New York and other cities highlight the many fashion trends that transpired over the five decades covered by the GG Archives. Styles included full, curvy silhouettes, long elegant dresses, broad hats, athletic / activewear, flappers, and lightweight dresses and wraps.
Styles of dress worn on the ocean liners over five decades is gleamed from our collection of steamship lines' newspapers and magazines, fashion magazines and women's magazines.