The history of fashion and style of dress

Ekzomida, coat, peplos, himation, chlamydia, hlena - all names of the first in the history of mankind dresses.The ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Tanya artistically draped in a simple piece of cloth.For example, in the days of Homer, rectangular piece of fabric folded in half so that the fold line runs along the left side.Dress decorated with ornaments draped, belted.Try to reproduce something similar at home - you get a real tunic.

rope and scissors NEEDLE

When replacing draped clothes came kroenaya, tailors first cut the sleeves together with upstream and back.In the XIII century steel sleeves cut separately, but that's what's funny: every day they had to sew or tie and untie, or rip out the evening - otherwise it was impossible to remove the dress.And only when the invented fastener on the dress, sleeves sewn into the armhole become "death."

During the Middle Ages clothes became very long, with a train, a very narrow bodice, waist - just under the breast.Hoses, much narrower, ended socket, cover th

e thumb.If they extend downward, then decorated with fur or appliquéd cloth.It is through the sleeves and long dresses defined social class superiority of its owner.And statuesque beauty, wanting to smooth elastic fabric noted the roundness of its forms, is trying a new dress: bodice tightly grasps the chest, waist belt tightened dense and hard on the hips and volume exquisite drape expensive brocade, moire, velvet, satin.

In the XVII century the female camp tightened corset with metal spacers.Refined to limit the possibility of crossing the waist in a magnificent dome-shaped skirt.Fashion accessories served a huge stand-up collar.When Lama suddenly fainted (in truth, most often from lack of oxygen due to the highly contracted corset), it was thought that in such a dress, it looks especially courtly and refined.

At the turn of the XIX and XX centuries, the couturier Paul Poiret invited the ladies to irrevocably abandon corsets.Skirt long lines began to reach the ankles, waist was raised above the waist, sleeves, hitherto wide in the armhole and narrow at the wrist, steel zauzhatsya evenly.The desire to simplify clothing led to a radically new solutions in the design of the dress.For example, it was invented cut on the bias for a dense customized fit figure.Later, in a burst of coquetry woman opened the legs even more.Moreover, after the First World War and economic swings people were simply forced to lead a more active lifestyle, which the abundance of long skirts was just strong interference.On the plateau began to leave less and less material and cut has been considered more carefully and meticulously.The ground for the new invention was prepared ...

NOT ONLY mourning but also GLAMOUR

In fact, women and previously worn a modest black dress.However, this was a special reason.Usually it was a mourning.Or other dresses simply was not because of poverty.Widows prikazchitsy stores, lonely spinsters ... Anyway, with cheerfulness they are not associated.Was the black in fashion?Sometimes yes.When the widowed Queen Victoria of England, followed her in mourning robes plunged the entire country.However, in a black dress has become a fetish much later.

Gabrielle Chanel created it as a model in 1926 and declared for all to hear that fashion is impossible without a little black dress.Overnight, it became a symbol of the new chic, and almost as much a symbol of France, like the Eiffel Tower.The little black dress was not just black: Chanel lost her lover.After her dressed in mourning half the world.Cheerful and pastel colors for the front of the publication have been forgotten.

How looked masterpiece?Fabric - muslin, semi-circular cut-out, long narrow sleeves.No frills: no collar, no buttons, no creases, no frills.The only decoration - a string of pearls around her neck, slightly softening the severity.Chanel confidently say that many fashion designers know how should look like the top of the dresses, but only under her power to create its bottom.She considered unacceptable length above the knee: knees seemed to her like the ugliest part of the female body.So she covered them in the middle.The new dress was quite democratic.Afford such attire was now at the time of any woman - even one whose income is modest.You just need to fill a wardrobe with just one dress to feel fashionable and attractively dressed.

many designers was subsequently put a lot of experiments with the little black dress.It changes everything: long sleeves, neck shape, the length of the skirt, finishing.Creation Coco interpretation of Karl Lagerfeld turned into a mini-coat with flared bottom, or even ... white dress.Leather dress by Dior woman returned to the Middle Ages.Givenchy dress wrapped in a delicate shawl.Emanuel Ungaro added a wide belt that emphasizes the waist, and a long full skirt.Valentino sewed his black lace.Yves Saint Laurent sozornichal square neckline and decorated bright pink plump lips in the style of Salvador Dali.And the sexy black dress offered Gauthier: jersey hugs the body and deep round neckline passes exactly under the breast, exposing her juicy.

But what is interesting: in the history of fashion and style of any deviations from the original version of the little black dress was deprived of its unique anonymity.It becomes what you want: business, cocktail, evening, but ceased to be universal, and therefore required new investments in updating your wardrobe.In addition, the modified dress its owner too conspicuous, memorable around - put it too often has been simply dangerous.

Each season ladies do not get tired "quote" creation Coco.Any metaphor with this thing under the force be carried out in a jiffy.That lady put on top of a simple jacket - and it can be sent to the office.Add a fur collar dress and a brooch with rhinestones - dress turned into a glamorous outfit for parties.This season you can afford a short black dress with bright colored tights.If it is cold - save turtleneck worn under a dress with long sleeves, but always subtle and contrasting color.Or top dress - woolen knit collar large.Not less comfortable option can be considered all the same dress worn over leggings.By the way, this season the fashion house Chanel sleeves shortened by three-quarters and offered an alternative to the classics - the little red dress, a bright and daring.Shades: tomato, carrot, coral, geranium flowers, muted red, purple, burgundy ...

trends this season

And what to wear every day?This winter many famous fashion houses in the wardrobe there was a funny, almost ascetic sarafanchik (about this you will find at the Deha and Benetton), which can be worn as an innocent white blouses and with a rather sexy tight-fitting turtleneck.And wear it relies not only young ladies, but also middle-aged women.It is desirable that it was the presence of a tiny blouse collar with no sharp corners, small ryushek and were a little bit short cuffs on the sleeves are.Sarafanchik in any case not allowed to cling defiantly your figure.Everything should be ample, free and completely devoid of sensuality.Collections of the season also offer dresses with cut neckline and a small round collar (Mango, La Redoute).

If we talk about high fashion, the DKNY claims silhouette in Latino - bright mini-dress with a high waist.Gucci liked dress-shirt with a graphic pattern, decorated with silver sequins dress with a high waist and a "patchwork" prints.Miuccia Prada offers short tunics, bright satin dress - purple, red, orange - with round shoulders in the style of the 40s (not overlooked golden tunic dress with a smell Sinequanone).Ferre showed dresses in lace lingerie-style, black and beige (almost like Anastasia by S'Oliver and Alain Manoukian).Karl Lagerfeld proposed the use of high-tech materials: black silicone silver skin, holographic sequins.Acceptable colors: brown, white, silver, blue, blue, pink.The result - a spectacle of cosmic mood in the spirit of the 60s: metal microplate with a butterfly dress, the type of bat.All this is directly dictated by the history of fashion and style of dress.Required accessory - a wide, emphasizing the waist belt.It is necessary to look into MonSoon and Karen Millen - you'll see similar patterns of dresses.