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The very first stockings emerged in prehistoric times and long before the first pants.  Although they were not as much stockings as wrappings.  They were made from skins wrapped around the legs and fastened to a leather belt.  On top, everything was covered with what we would call now a skirt.  Yes, yes, in pre-pant […]

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Heels. History of the most ordinary things

Heels. History of the most ordinary things

Heels At the present time, shoes with heels are an essential component of a woman’s wardrobe.  Shoes with heels are worn to various important meetings, social events, parties, and dates.  However, the original role of shoes with heels was intended to be different. It would appear that no-one really knows for sure who exactly invented […]

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History of Style. Colour does matter: white

History of Style. Colour does matter: white

White clothing has always been associated with the future.  The society of the future is often depicted in white tones and people of the future are depicted suspiciously resembling ancient Grees in white togas.  White futuristic costumes, white long gowns down to the floor, white robes, and splendid white plastic armour – all these are […]

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Buttons. History of the most ordinary things - VINTADEFINITA

Buttons. History of the most ordinary things

Buttons. History of the most ordinary things They say that everything new is something old that has been long forgotten. Button decor belongs to this category. Yes!  Yes! Up to the 14th century buttons were used only as a decoration. Or as an amulet. According to some linguists, the Russian word “pugovitsa” (button) came from […]

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Scissors. History of the most ordinary things - VINTADEFINITA

Scissors. History of the most ordinary things

Scissors. History of the most ordinary things The knife is one of mankind’s most ancient inventions. But scissors emerged only in the 16th century BCE. The great grandad of modern scissors was discovered by archaeologists at excavations in Egypt. Those scissors were made from a single piece of metal.  And they worked in a completely […]

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Needles. History of the most ordinary things - VINTADEFINITA

Needles. History of the most ordinary things

Needles. History of the most ordinary things Humans learnt to sew clothes a lot earlier than they learnt to build their  dwellings. Although it would be more correct to say that primitive people’s first clothes were rather constructed than sewed. The process of constructing a “going out” costume 20 thousand years ago looked approximately like […]

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History of Style. Colour does matter: blue

History of Style. Colour does matter: blue

The colour blue in all cultures always signified always the same thing: peacefulness, life, and serenity. In ancient Egypt, the colour blue symbolized initially truth.  Mummies were wrapped in blue coloured clothing.  The wigs of gods, pharaohs, and queens were depicted on frescos of that time in blue.  Hierophants (priests) and rulers wore blue clothing.  […]

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HISTORY OF STYLE COLOUR DOES MATTER BLACK

History of Style Colour does matter: black

In the modern world, where many customs and traditions have become a thing of the past, the colour of clothing has lost its original role.  Yes, some traditions are still maintained, like wearing a white wedding dress or wearing a black suit to some official ceremony.  However, even those traditions have fizzled out.  But in […]

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Style history - Women’s Business Suit

Style history – Women’s Business Suit

Style history – Women’s Business Suit The woman’s business suit emerged at the end of the 19th century, although it all started a little bit earlier.  Middle class women, having made space for themselves among men in intellectual work, or, more precisely, having won for themselves a small portion of the sector on proof that […]

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Gloves. History Of The Most Ordinary Things

Gloves. History of the most ordinary things

Gloves. History of the most ordinary things The first gloves emerged in ancient Egypt a few thousand years ago.  They looked quite unusual.  They looked like small bags tied around the wrist.  Technically speaking, they weren’t gloves, but rather mittens.  Some time later, a section for the thumb appeared.  It is believed that it was predominantly […]

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