Femme Fashion Forward

Women’s Fashion History from 1880-1930

This is a fun academic blog for all who love fashion and history (and those who don’t know it yet). Follow the progress of American women through the lens of fashion during this period as I post my research here.

Why this period? These 50 years are unprecedented in their dramatic changes for women in terms of dress and social change, not to mention the astounding technological advancements.

Not only are changes in women’s fashion highlighted on this blog, but also important female figures, technological developments, and social shifts. As I sift through books, academic journals, magazines, and other sources, I aim to gain a better understanding of the women who lived during this time.