11 Results for tag "Fashion & Clothing"
Did you know colonialists often wore bright colors and patterns? Explore the world of 18th-century fashion and style.
The Art of Beauty
In an era when beauty meant radiant, blemish-free complexion, women went to great lengths to maintain their skin. Learn all about 18th-century skincare.
How Much Clothing Did an 18th-Century Woman Really Own?
Ever wondered how much clothing did the average woman have in the 18th century? Read on to learn how clothing represented the socioeconomic position of women.
Cutting to the Chase
In the 18th century, gowns were made by cutting to the body for the perfect or stitching a new one based on an old garment. Learn more about the process.
New Hunting Shirts for the Junior Fifes and Drums Corps
For many, the sight and sound of the Fifes and Drums marching down the Duke of Gloucester Street is iconic to Colonial Williamsburg. Sadly, this has not happened in over a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While the senior and junior corps are not marching, behind the scenes our …
Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes to bring you some of Colonial Williamsburg’s signature program offerings? Where do the ideas come from? Why do we make the choices that we make? What does each presentation aim to convey and achieve? Every program has its own complex …
Giving an Officer’s Coat New Life with Death Head Buttons
Explore the button restoration process of a regimental coat dated back to 1770. Read on to learn about the conservation method to replicate the buttons.
Completing the Ensemble
The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation’s collections include garments for men, women, and children dating mainly from ca. 1725 to 1840. Costumes in the Art Museums are typically displayed with appropriate undergarments, wigs, and accessories to provide guests as much historical context as possible. When an ensemble cannot be completed with original …
The Life of an 18th-century Hairdresser
Behind every fashionable lady in the 18th century was a talented hairdresser. Read on to learn more about the life of a hairdresser during that era.
Creating an Embroidered Coat for George Washington
Delve into the details of creating an embroidered coat for George Washington interpreter, Daniel Cross. Learn about the design process from start to finish.
Thomas Jefferson Wore Patched Clothes and You Can Too!
Using 18th-century techniques to increase the life of your modern clothes.