A Year in Millinery Fashion – 1864

“It is said that, as regards to invention, one milliner does more in a month than the world architects in a score of years”

Each Monday in 2014 will be focused on the millinery fashion of 1864. Drawing from fashion descriptions and illustrations, we will look at how the bonnet evolves during the year, the materials used to trim them and the popular colors and combinations. The year starts out light as the magazines did as well. As late spring and summer approaches, the posts will contain multiple illustrations and descriptions.

I hope these posts will prompt some discussion of the finer points of millinery during 1864. This is a year where bonnets significantly change.

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Published in: on January 6, 2014 at 1:01 am  Comments (1)  
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  1. I’m looking forward to this series. Millinery has always been a favorite study of mine.


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