Category Archives: Paintings

Trickle-down fashions

I love how this middle-class kid in Holland is wearing the same fashionable petticoat breeches with crazy ribbon trim that kings were wearing across Europe – it really shows the international power of fashion! These breeches had legs that were … Continue reading

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17th century sock lines

I love discovering images that make history feel more like real life. In this somewhat risquĂ© painting of a lady taking her stockings off, you can clearly see the indentations left from the garters that had held her stockings up … Continue reading

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