TWENTIETH CENTURY

Note - not dollshouse size

The first twenty years saw the most dramatic changes in fashion, but since then the alterations have been rather more subtle. Modern dress is dreadfully dull compared to that of earlier times, but considerably more comfortable and practical. Here you should see many styles that you remember and will make you smile.

1902 in the reign of Edward VII

The Lady in Outdoor Dress has an s-bend shape imposed by her corset and emphasised by her frilled bodice and flared skirts.   65 (Limited number available at 10 off full price)  In stock

The Gentleman looks like a millionaire in his fur trimmed overcoat.   50 (Limited number available at 10 off full price)   In stock

The Girl wears a coat with matching cape and fur trims.    50  In stock  (Also available in dollshouse scale - see Josie)

1910 in the reign of Edward VII

The Lady has completely reversed her shape with her hobble skirt tapered to the ankle and a vast hat on her head.   53 (Limited number available at 10 off full price) 

The Gentleman in Formal Dress could be going to a wedding today as his outfit has not changed one bit.   53 (Limited number available at 10 off full price) 

(Also available in dollshouse scale - see Raymond)

Both Sold,  available to order without bases.

 

1925 in the reign of George V

What a difference a few years has made to this Lady. Her silk Afternoon Dress has a dropped waistline and short skirt. She wears her cloche hat pulled down over her eyebrows. The long string of beads, scarf and clutch purse were favourite accessories.  60  In stock

The Gentleman in Casual Dress wears plus-fours and sweater as knitwear has become fashionable for the first time ever.   50 (Limited number available at offer price)  In stock

 

1933 in the reign of George V

The Lady in Evening Dress shows a bare back in her bias-cut gown. Her hair has been given the first 'permanent' Marcel Wave.   60  In stock  (A similar version is available in dollshouse scale - see Margot)

The Gentleman in Evening Dress is almost identical to his predecessor in 1855, but with improved tailoring.   60  In stock  (Also available in dollshouse scale - see Leslie)

1943 in the reign of George VI

The Lady in Utility Suit wears flat shoes to run to the air-raid shelter and a rather silly hat.   63   

The Gentleman in Lounge Suit has probably got his design from America, which is why he looks rather like a gangster.   53 (Limited number available at 10 off full price) 

Both Sold,  available to order without bases.

1954 in the reign of Elizabeth II

The lead in fashion is now passing from the wealthy to the young as they have money of their own for the first time and freedom to spend it as they wish.

The Young Lady has a net petticoat under her full skirt, bobby socks and her hair in a pony tail.   45  In stock

The Young Man wears his 'Teddy Boy' suit, crepe soled shoes and hair with quiff and D.A.   50 (one only at offer price)  In stock

 

1964 in the reign of Elizabeth II

The Young Lady's mini dress has an 'op-art' style motif. She wears 'kinky boots' and her hair style was devised by Vidal Sassoon.   45   In stock

The Young Man wears his 'Beatle' suit, notable for the braided edges without collar or lapels.   50 (one only at offer price) In stock

 

1967 in the reign of Elizabeth II

'Hippies'-   Representatives of a notable sub-culture that had a wide influence on both dress and attitudes, drawing on many nations for inspiration. This is where the caftan entered the western wardrobe and for a brief happy time we all believed in 'love not war'.    50 (one only at offer price) each  In stock

1977 in the reign of Elizabeth II

The Young Lady wears a 'peasant style' outfit as first shown by St. Laurent in 1973 and with us ever since. The origin of all the subsequent 'ethnic' looks.   50 (one only at offer price)  In stock

The Young Man wears a suit with flared trousers over a black shirt, open at the neck to show his medallion.  50 (one only at offer price)   In stock

 

1982 in the reign of Elizabeth II

The Lady wears a 'power suit' with padded shoulders and split skirt.  50 (one only at offer price)   In stock

The Young Man is in 'New Romantic' fashion with silk shirt, trousers and sash and 'Doc' boots.  50 (one only at offer price) In stock

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