I have learned several things in preparation of today’s post.
- The camel color stems from the use of camel hair as a fabric which has been used for centuries.
- The term cameline describes a knock off the above mentioned fabric of camel hair.
- The color camel is very subjective from decade to decade and person to person.
Is it going out on a limb to say that camel looks good on everyone? I think that it does. In finding images for my board, I noticed that people of all ages and colors looked great in this warm tan tone. I personally love camel and have several pieces of it in my wardrobe. As neutral as navy, brown, or black, camel offers a more sophisticated look. And designers have made a fortune launching this color into high fashion.
But what about historical fashion? Well, this was a bit tricky. I was able to find a few examples of camel colored gowns, however there appeared to be a large gap from 1830-1860. In between these decades, brown seems to have been the more dominate color of choice. In addition, I noticed that what I think is the color camel, is not what other people make think is camel. Take a look at this gown from the late 1860’s. It is described as camel with brown trim, yet to me I see tan or butterscotch:
Hmmmm….I’m just not sure.
But, I suppose if one is looking for camel colored gowns, this one would certainly fit.
Anyways, whiles I was not able to find as many examples as I have in the past, I still found the choices available to be absolutely stunning. So, here is this month’s inspiration board of camel colored gowns:
As always, feel free to visit my Pinterest Page to see more gowns of this color.