Women's Swag

This art gallery is dedicated to admiring the variety of styles or fashion choices of women from the past through the present. This gallery will showcase how different the women of these different times dressed and presented them-selves; as well as how society influenced the way these women presented them-selves, from culture to culture. 

This portrait represents a white woman from 1735-1745 Britain. This portrait represents a wealthier style; fashion must have been important for women because she is wearing a white silk. Perhaps white because the woman wanted to be perceived or should be perceived as pure. We can also see that woman wore hats back then to go with their outfits. The bottom of her dress is orange and she has flowers on her arms as accessories, which have vibrant blues, reds and greens creating a nice contrast.
This portrait from the beginning of the 1900's shows that woman at this day and age found a more complex, artistic, colorful style. They still wear dresses, and scarves are in. The dresses are still long and her sleeves are rolled up. We can assume this was during spring or maybe even summer time. Her skin is somewhat revealed but mostly concealed.
This portrait represents a younger girl in the 1910's. At this time, revealing more skin must've been in because this portrait shows a younger girl revealing more skin then any past portraits of woman. It is not as colorful, just a solid white dress but now her dress is shorter. It stops at her knees.
What's so awesome about this style from the 1580's are the many layers. The dress must be a heavy and hot one though. Now judging by how much is going on in the dress and the reds and golds, she can be assumed to be of royalty or wealth but it shows the difference of style from the middle class and lower class.
This girl is from the 1800's and her style is awesome because it is so simple, not too vibrant, just white, golds and browns but still has a little zig zag pattern on her chest for variety and style. Rolled up sleeves and long dress still however like many time periods.
These woman are great example of 1760's for woman's fashion because even though it is the normal long dresses, simple colors, not too saturated it shows that they all are wearing large head pieces, such as wigs and hats or both.
I love this painting because it shows the diversity of people from different cultures during the same time period. Also in 1920's she has a very vibrant, not so baggy dress with flower designs instead of flowers as accessories and uses make up heavily as part of her look
These women from 1900's Transylvania, wear, heavy dresses with organic patterns and many colors. Baggy sleeves and tight wastes. The biggest thing would be the headwear. Their clothes heavily resembles what female Portuguese Rancho Dancers or Folklore Dancers would wear when performing.
This painting was one of my favorite because this black woman from 1998 is wearing a very exotic and unique, almost risky dress where colors are fading together and there are no sleeves. The first sleeveless dress found so far.
This is another painting from the 1920's showing off the long dresses, the still simplistic looks, color on color. Not too vibrant but what really stands out here is that we can see that high heels were in at this time period.
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