Bows and roses is a modern evening wear collection for women that’s partially inspired by the fashion of the early 1800’s and late 1800’s.
The empire waist dress and classical Greek lines were popular trends during the early 1800’s. The fabrics were soft and lightweight. Puffed sleeves and low shoulder lines were popular. Muslin was a prominent fabric as it was easy to clean and drape, similar to styles worn in ancient Greece. Light colored shades of white, natural, and pastel colors dominated. Long as well as tiered and trimmed sleeves became the norm.
The Romantic Period, which was from the mid-1820’s to mid-1830’s, embraced a normal waistline, V-shaped bodices, a fuller skirt, and balloon-like sleeves as well as leg-o’mutton sleeves. Feminine ruffles, floral embellishments, and bows were also popular.
Corsets continued to be prominent during the late 1800’s, although they were not as tight and restricted as they were during the Victorian period (mid-nineteenth century). Styles that were previously popular in the mid 1800’s, such as crinolines and protruding bustles, were no longer in style during the late 1800’s. Skirts instead had more natural waistlines and A-line silhouettes. Leg-o’mutton, puffed, and ruffle sleeves became popular as well bell-shaped skirts.