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Background imageSkirts Collection: Welsh Girls in Traditional Costume 1908

Welsh Girls in Traditional Costume 1908
A group of seven Welsh girls in traditional costume. One of them holds a large doll on her lap, and three are holding baskets

Background imageSkirts Collection: Couple kissing outside Carnaby Street boutique

Couple kissing outside Carnaby Street boutique
A couple kissing in front of iconic Carnaby Street boutique, I was Lord Kitcheners Valet. Hanging outside can be seen a variety of mens vintage clothing including a naval peacoat

Background imageSkirts Collection: Woman raising her skirts to scare off the devil

Woman raising her skirts to scare off the devil. Perretta flashing the devil. The devil of Pope-Fig Island. Le diable de Papesiguiere

Background imageSkirts Collection: Tony Blackburn with some groovy things, Carnaby Street

Tony Blackburn with some groovy things, Carnaby Street
A group of groovy people posed outside a boutique in Carnaby Street, London, including radio DJ Tony Blackburn. Date: 1967

Background imageSkirts Collection: Nubians in Ancient Egypt

Nubians in Ancient Egypt
Nubians from the south bring tribute to the Egyptian Pharaoh; they wear a variety of clothing - skirts short or long, tunics, animal skins, and plumed headgear

Background imageSkirts Collection: Women playing hockey

Women playing hockey
A womens hockey match -- they are wearing long skirts, which must be rather difficult to run in

Background imageSkirts Collection: Social / Cup Day at Ascot

Social / Cup Day at Ascot
Society ladies in Ascot fashions: hobble skirts & panniers, tunic dresses, a loose fitting kimono style dress with oriental embroidery. N.B unfashionably large hats!

Background imageSkirts Collection: Evening Dresses / Worth

Evening Dresses / Worth
Sensually draped dresses with narrow beaded straps, square necklines & detailing over one hip - some with double or triple skirts, uneven hemlines & trains. N.B feather fans

Background imageSkirts Collection: Autumn fashions, Evening Dress

Autumn fashions, Evening Dress
Evening wear fashions for 1916 showing two elegant ladies modelling sleeveless, plunge back gowns with high waists and full skirts typical of the World War One period

Background imageSkirts Collection: Carnaby Street, 1960s

Carnaby Street, 1960s
Front cover of a promotional booklet about fashion epicentre of the 1960s, Carnaby Street, London. A model poses in front of the streets various boutiques wearing a Union Jack waistcoat

Background imageSkirts Collection: London Life cover - On the Level - 1960s fashions

London Life cover - On the Level - 1960s fashions
Front cover of London Life magazine showing three cast members from a new musical, On The Level (about a GCE scandal) which opened in London on 19 April 1966

Background imageSkirts Collection: Refuelling in a Mini

Refuelling in a Mini
The modern female petrol pump operator, refuelling a car in her mini skirt

Background imageSkirts Collection: Music cover, Ta-Ra-Ra Boom-De-Ay Polka

Music cover, Ta-Ra-Ra Boom-De-Ay Polka, arranged by Josef Meissler on Lottie Collins popular song. 1892

Background imageSkirts Collection: 1960s crimplene fashion

1960s crimplene fashion
Models wear outfits in crimplene by Lapidus of Sweden. Date: 1966

Background imageSkirts Collection: Munrospun advertisement featuring librarians, 1964

Munrospun advertisement featuring librarians, 1964
An advertisement for Munrospun knitwear of Edinburgh featuring two glamorous librarians, wearing skirts and sweaters in softest Lambswool. Date: 1964

Background imageSkirts Collection: Traditional Kalocsa Cushion Dance - Hungary

Traditional Kalocsa Cushion Dance - Hungary
Traditional Kalocsa Cushion Dance - Bacs-Kiskun county, Hungary. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageSkirts Collection: Colleen Moore

Colleen Moore (18991988) - American film actress and one of the most fashionable stars of the era and helped popularize the bobbed haircut. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageSkirts Collection: Seminole Indians - USA, Florida, Everglades

Seminole Indians - USA, Florida, Everglades
The Everglades, Florida, USA. Seminole Indians on the Tamiami Trail. The Kitchen of Chesnut Billys Indian Camp. The Tamiami Trail was opened in 1928

Background imageSkirts Collection: Tobacco farm in Norfolk

Tobacco farm in Norfolk
Tobacco workers at Major J. F. Whitmores farm at Methwold in Norfolk, loading leaves onto a specially constructed cart. The female workers can be seen wearing a more practical alternative to

Background imageSkirts Collection: Bacup Coconut Dancers

Bacup Coconut Dancers
NUTTERS DANCE:(Lancashire) Britannia Bacup Coconut dancers, York Summer Festival. In order that their spell may be more effective they black their faces in disguise

Background imageSkirts Collection: Surtout Greatcoat 1907

Surtout Greatcoat 1907
An American surtout greatcoat: double-breasted with waist seam, full skirts, long lapels & a velvet collar. Worn with a bowler (Derby) hat & half- boots or town boots

Background imageSkirts Collection: Housemaids Skirts

Housemaids Skirts
Mistress to maid : - Julie, you shouldn t wear such tight skirts, you are showing far too much leg

Background imageSkirts Collection: Costume June 1886

Costume June 1886
Hand-coloured page of the latest Paris fashion of 1886, dinner dresses with drapped swags and flower arrangements, ball dresses with long gloves and fans and traditional garden party frocks

Background imageSkirts Collection: M RADCLYFFE HALL / CUTTEN

M RADCLYFFE HALL / CUTTEN
MARGUERITE RADCLYFFE HALL English novelist (right) with her friend, Una, Lady Trowbridge Date: 1886 - 1943

Background imageSkirts Collection: Womens clothing for May 1913

Womens clothing for May 1913
Women models wearing the latest fashionable garments for evening and walking. Date: 1913

Background imageSkirts Collection: Chic Vs False Chic 1914

Chic Vs False Chic 1914
True chic - elegant young woman wears the latest fashion to good advantage: hobble skirt & long belted fur trimmed jacket, the skirts of which create a tunic & a fur muff. Date: 1914

Background imageSkirts Collection: Cartoon, Two emancipated women

Cartoon, Two emancipated women
Modified wartime silhouette: skirts begin to evoke the barrel-line shape being narrower & court shoes are vying with high boots. Hats: tam-o shanter or high crown. Date: 1918

Background imageSkirts Collection: Fashions for 1899

Fashions for 1899
Man in morning dress, the ladies wear dresses with gored skirts, one with a netted & tasselled under-skirt, the other is ornamented with bold wavy lines

Background imageSkirts Collection: Social / Placing Flowers

Social / Placing Flowers
A dress typical of the close of the 1920s with its low back, flared skirt & uneven hemline dipping to form train- a transitional phase prior to the long skirts of the 30s

Background imageSkirts Collection: Peacock Styling 1916

Peacock Styling 1916
Satire on the current peacock modes: exaggerated voluminous short skirts in bold stripes & colours with antique accessories like panniers & reticules

Background imageSkirts Collection: Woman of Manila, on the island of Luzon, the Philippines

Woman of Manila, on the island of Luzon, the Philippines. Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Frederic Shoberls The World in Miniature: The Asiatic Islands and New Holland, R

Background imageSkirts Collection: Sisters Warwick music hall trick cyclists

Sisters Warwick music hall trick cyclists
The Sisters Warwick music hall trick and acrobatic cyclists. Five women dressed in knee length full white skirts with short white jackets, large hats with decorative veiling and flat shoes

Background imageSkirts Collection: Fold-out cover of a one-woman exhibition invitation card

Fold-out cover of a one-woman exhibition invitation card
The gatefold fold-out cover of the invitation card to Nancy Sandys Walker's one-woman exhibition Feminine Eye View at the Ilford Gallery, 106/7 High Holborn, London in December 1955

Background imageSkirts Collection: One-woman exhibition invitation card photography

One-woman exhibition invitation card photography
The original photograph for the gatefold fold-out cover of the invitation card to Nancy Sandys Walker's one-woman exhibition Feminine Eye View at the Ilford Gallery, 106/7 High Holborn

Background imageSkirts Collection: Client: Linzi Dresses Ltd. - Trio of models

Client: Linzi Dresses Ltd. - Trio of models
Client: Linzi Dresses Ltd. - Three models posing in colourful lace evening dresses - Models:s Lynch, H Dehn and H Bunny (?) - Shoot Date: August 27, 1956. (2/2) Date: 1956

Background imageSkirts Collection: Client: Linzi Dresses Ltd. - Trio of models

Client: Linzi Dresses Ltd. - Trio of models
Client: Linzi Dresses Ltd. - Three models posing in colourful lace evening dresses - Models:s Lynch, H Dehn and H Bunny (?) - Shoot Date: August 27, 1956. (1/2) Date: 1955

Background imageSkirts Collection: Woollands Catalogue shoot - Evening wear

Woollands Catalogue shoot - Evening wear
Two young ladies in pretty evening dresses acompanied by a youthful gent in full evening dress - possiby a Woollands Catalogue shoot. Smart interior. Date: circa 1958

Background imageSkirts Collection: Permanently-pleated Blue Cotton Dress

Permanently-pleated Blue Cotton Dress
Client: Goldberger Prints - Permanently-pleated Blue Cotton Dress - January 18, 1955 Date: 1955

Background imageSkirts Collection: Elizabeth Henry - White Net Evening Dress

Elizabeth Henry - White Net Evening Dress - August 16, 1951 Date: 1951

Background imageSkirts Collection: Women of the Mordvin Moksha people in traditional costume

Women of the Mordvin Moksha people in traditional costume of embroidered skirts and many accessories. Illustration from Peter Simon Pallas Travels through the southern provinces of the Russia Empire

Background imageSkirts Collection: Squalls by Wilton Williams

Squalls by Wilton Williams
Two women struggle in wind to control their umbrellas and skirts. Date: 1923

Background imageSkirts Collection: Four pretty young Austrian girls spin wildly in happy dance

Four pretty young Austrian girls spin wildly in happy dance
Four pretty young Austrian girls spin wildly in a happy dance on the banks of a lake or seashore. circa 1908

Background imageSkirts Collection: A group of happy schoolgirls wearing Spanish tartan skirts

A group of happy schoolgirls wearing Spanish tartan skirts
A group of delighted schoolgirls sit on a wall and look off camera at something that surprises them and makes them smile. They all wear Spanish tartan skirts. Date: circa 1987

Background imageSkirts Collection: Two Women with parasols

Two Women with parasols
Interesting reverse silhouette card from The Netherlands - this card set within a decorative border showing two identical women with parasols greeting each other. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageSkirts Collection: WW1 - Victory - Scottish & English soldiers with French lass

WW1 - Victory - Scottish & English soldiers with French lass
WW1 - Now we ARE alright - Victory - Scottish and English soldiers arm-in-arm with a French lovely jauntily skipping along a Paris Boulevard. Date: 1918

Background imageSkirts Collection: Portuguese girl carrying large flat basket of fish

Portuguese girl carrying large flat basket of fish
Girl in traditional Portuguese costume carrying a large flat basket of fish - Lisbon, Portugal. Date: circa 1905

Background imageSkirts Collection: Courtaulds Ltd Advert Photograph

Courtaulds Ltd Advert Photograph
A portrait photograph used for the advertisement of Courtaulds Ltd, a fabric manufacturer. The photo shows an elegantly posed young woman pinching her skirts. Date: circa 1939

Background imageSkirts Collection: Woman With A Fan

Woman With A Fan
An illustration used for fashion advertisement purposes, portraying an elegantly dressed young woman holding up her skirts, with a fan in her right hand. Date: circa 1939



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