Suggest a Site
McCord Museum: 19th Century Women's Fashion
This activity requires you to dress the mannequin appropriately, in bodice, sleeves and skirt for the decades 1810 to 1890. "Select and slide onto the mannequin the proper bodice, sleeves and skirt for each decade. Confirm your selection then repeat the process for other decades. Click on the magnifying...
Victorian Dress at the V&A
The V&A Museum (Victoria and Albert) has some descriptions and images of Victorian dress styles for women.
Mysteries of vernacular: Pants - Jessica Oreck
Here's a short animated video detailing the history of the word "pants", from the 4th Century Roman Saint Panaleon to its modern use in print.
This timeline reviews 200 years of fashion, created by and featuring the collection of the Kent State University Museum. The timeline includes examples of fashion as well as relevant cultural and political situations.
Before E-commerce: A History of Canadian Mail-Order Catalogues
How did catalogues affect women's fashion? The Canadian Museum of Civilization provides a history of mail order catalogues and how they portrayed women and influenced fashion in Canada.
Our Mother's Patterns
This is a virtual exhibit of photographs from the first half of the 20th century. The photographs detail the history of dressmaking and tailoring in the Japanese Canadian community.
Visit this site to explore fashion trends of the decades.