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Christmas Outfits through the Decades

Christmas outfits

Easter, the first day of school, and Christmas are all examples of days in which a new outfit is required!  With Christmas only days away, it isn’t too late to run out amongst the last of the holiday shoppers and find a little something small for yourself!

And to get those shopping juices flowing, I have collected my most favorite holiday outfits from the past two centuries.

1800

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The holiday trims on both these white dresses give wonderful contrast.

1810

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Burgundy fabric with puffy white trim says dancing at Christmas like nothing else!

1820

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I adore the gold gown with the black tassels.  What an easy and unique way to add details to sleeves.

1830

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Add a lovely wool cape and you are all set to walk into town for afternoon tea.

1840

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The shoulder details on both of these gowns add such elegance and femininity.

1850

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Whether for holiday shopping or for writing Christmas cards, either of these outfits will do splendidly!

1860

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Christmas Ball anyone?

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That red swiss waist is stunning!

1870

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Hosting a holiday party?  What a perfect hostess gown!

1880

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A lovely blend of red and green.

1890

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Velvet trim on a gown? I say, yes please!

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Pretty spectacular!  Sleeves would be a little tricky to maneuver in, but who caress when you are wearing this ensemble!

1900

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Two great examples of outdoor holiday wear for you and the kiddos!

1910

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A trio of gowns in lovely shades of holiday green!

1920

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A classy and ladylike way to wear a Santa outfit!

1930

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Again, gold for a holiday gown is pure magic!

1940

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Plaid is a perfect choice for an evening look.

1950

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A cheery, cardinal red coat is perfect for those last minute trips before Christmas!

Happy Wardrobe Planning!

~Aimee

3 Comments

  1. Patricia says

    I loved the coats. When we lived in Oklahoma, always had pretty coats for the girls and me. Miss that, we live in the south now.

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  2. Mary Sorensen says

    I’ve always loved looking at period style clothing -thank you so much for this post. It’s a lot of fun to look at. They’re so lovely. : )

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