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Fashion Silhouettes Timeline

 1916 to 1917

By Pauline Weston Thomas for Fashion-Era.com

Fashion Silhouettes Timeline Drawings 1916 to 1917

I've studied costume drawings and fashion plates of the fashion history period 1916 and 1917 and then drawn out these simple line drawings and finally enhanced aspects such as fur trims, patterns etc., with computer software.  The costume drawings on this page show some of the silhouette body shape outline common in  British fashion history between 1916 to 1917 in the early twentieth century.  Each thumbnail enlarges to produce an A4 print and is suitable for colouring in and producing timeline scenes, collage foundation guides or guidelines for amateur dramatics. 

Like many costume enthusiasts, on occasion I need a basic simple fashion history line image of a specific year.  These images should give you a clear understanding of the changing lines and variety of silhouettes within a few years.  More may be added later.  On this page look out for easier to move in, wider, fuller, shorter skirts with tiers, a raised waist and more ankle revealed than since the 1830s.  Clothes and hats also sometimes show a military air due to wartime influences.  This was also a time when global communications were more difficult and fashion influences from Europe had less influence on fashions in America.  America began to use local talent for fashion design ideas so some differences emerge.

You may also be interested in the link to Orientalism in Dress and Poiret as well as Reform in Dress Between 1914 and 1920

Fashion Silhouettes Timeline Drawings 1916 to 1917

You may use these fashion history silhouettes below in personal school or college class projects, but they must not be reproduced in printed book form matter, as greetings cards, gift wrap etc., nor used as part of any electronic material such as a CD, DVD, TV show, videos, YouTube topic/video, ebooks, websites or similar.

You are reading an original fashion silhouette page drawn by Pauline Weston Thomas for www.fashion-era.com 2005 -2013 ©.

© Copyright www.fashion-era.com 2005.

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Silhouette line drawing of ensemble  - 1916 Silhouette line drawing of full coat  - 1916 `Silhouette line drawing of military influenced ensemble  - 1916 Silhouette line drawing of 2 piece ensemble  - 1916
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Silhouette line drawing of high waisted dress typical of era  - 1917 Silhouette line drawing of high waisted dress typical of era  - 1917 Silhouette line drawing of high waisted outfit typical of era  - 1917 Silhouette line drawing of military influenced ensemble  - 1917
 

You may also be interested in the link to Orientalism in Dress and Poiret as well as Reform in Dress Between 1914 and 1920

You may use these fashion history silhouettes below in personal school or college class projects, but they must not be reproduced in printed book form matter, as greetings cards, gift wrap etc., nor used as part of any electronic material such as a CD, DVD, TV show, videos, YouTube topic/video, ebooks, websites or similar.

You are reading an original fashion silhouette page drawn by Pauline Weston Thomas for www.fashion-era.com 2005 -2013. ©.

© Copyright www.fashion-era.com 2005.
 

Later this year these images will this year appear in a more convenient offline storage format in a fashion-era ebook sold here and  which will be also available in Microsoft Word and PDF format.

Click thumbnails to create A4 enlargements.

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Added 9 Feb 2005 

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