Tag: Dress and Textiles

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A black and white photograph of a man and a woman looking at each other and wearing eveningwear

Deciphering a 1960s Dress from a Photograph

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Discover the dress styles of the 1960s in our latest blog, researched by placement student Mominah using a photograph in the Leeds Museums and Galleries collection.
Detail of the top of a yellow silk ballgown with puffed short sleeves and a scooped neckline

What to Wear in the 1800s

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Delve into the conundrum of what to wear as a wealthy woman in the 1800s.
Detail of the sleeve and top half of a white ball gown

Silhouettes & Shapewear

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Explore the dos and don'ts of showing off your body in the 1800s.
A pair of black Dr Marten boots

Combat Boots in British Subculture

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Delve into the history of combat boots, which in the last 60 years have been adopted by a wide range of social groups trying to create an image of power.
A closed toe platform sandal. The top is orange and green, and clearly mouldy.

Preserving our Plastic Shoes

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Some of our shoes containing plastic are starting to mould or disintegrate. Find out why, and how we plan to preserve them.
A piece of cotton with a pink printed countryside scene, featuring 2 cows 2 people in old fashioned dress and a tree

Re-framing our Dress and Textile Collection: Everyday cotton

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Vanessa Jones explains how intrinsic slavery was in the production of cotton goods in the final post in our Re-framing the Dress and Textile Collection series.