Here are some inspirational images from the past to, perhaps, guide ones selection of accessories for a steampunk look.
18th century Pattens The Metropolitan Museum of Art
18th century Early Pattens The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1860s Woman’s Cap The Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Stockings 1860s The Victoria & Albert Museum
Godeys July 1872 Ruff for a lady, made of fine linen cambric plaited; a silk scarf fastens in front.
Godeys Sept 1872 Belt with Bustle Bow
"Trained skirt looped up with a band and bow. This is a stylish mode of looping up a long skirt. It is effected by means of a belt of velvet lined with stiff muslin and silk, to which are attached, at seven inches front eh centre of the front, the ends of a tape an inch wide and a yard long, covered with silk, and arranged as a loop according to Fig. 20. In this loop are five buttonholes at regular intervals, and it is covered with a strip of blakc velvet laid in folds and piped at the edges, but only stitched to the tape at the ends and at the centre of the back, where it is ornamented with a velvet bow and ends lined with silk. The skirt if furnished with buttons to correspond with the buttonholes.
1883 Boots The Chicago History Museum
Evening Boots 1885-1890 The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Stocking 1890 Les Arts Décoratifs
1901-1910 Edwardian (via Facebook)
1925 Brooch Cartier Christie’s
Late 1920s lamp, via magazine on plane
Motoring Helmet 1920s-1930s Kerry Taylor Auctions
1991 “Survival” Franco Moschino Kerry Taylor Auctions
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