Last weekend it was exactly 100 years ago the Titanic sank. We’ve all seen the movie and saw the magnificent clothes the elite women wore. But what were exactly the fashion trends back in 1912?
One of the trends was to smooth the hips with a corset.
Over these corsets they wore beautiful evening dresses. Mainly in pale colours but lemon yellow, blue and pink were popular too. Purple on the other hand was generally avoided because it looked brown in gas light.
Dresses were decorated with elements such as pleating, draping, beading, embroidery lace and fringes. A striking thing was that the decoration was often asymmetrically placed.
It’s funny how the pale colours an decoration found their way back this summer!