Romantic Fashion

Ruches, large crinolines, beautiful embroidery and gorgeous silk, the main components of the fashion trend during the 19th century. The romantic fashion exhibition Mister Darcy meets Eline Vere at Gemeentemuesum Den Haag took me on a fashion journey through the 19th century. It is fun to see that todays fashion designers get inspiration from this period. 

I went to the press preview of the romantic fashion exhibition and I have to say I was amazed by the collection. A number of fashion pieces and accessories are even restored especially for this purpose and some pieces have never been exhibited before.
I love the original fashion from the 19th century, it is absolutely stunning! The classy dresses look like they come right out of a fairytale. There is so much eye for detail!

A lot of designers nowadays like Jean Paul Gaultier and Vivienne Westwood get their inspiration from this period of time, so in addition to the original pieces, some marvelous contemporary garments are displayed as well.

I guess I can say the romantic fashion trends from the 19th century are coming back again. This morning I was browsing through ELLE magazine and immediately recognized influences from the romantic fashion trend. In the picture above, crinolines are used in clothing again but this time in a visible way.

I always imagined myself stepping into a time machine and traveling back in time to the 19th century. Just to walk around in those gorgeous dresses and see what it was like to live during that time. It looks like my dream came true, but in a different way. Namely by bringing the fashion to me instead of traveling back in time myself.

If you are into romantic fashion like me I would definitely recommend to visit the fashion exhibition Mister Darcy meets Eline Vere. You can find more information about the exhibition on the website of gemeentemuseum Den Haag.

Do you recognize the fashion trend from the 19th century in fashion nowadays?

First image & Video via gemeentemuesum Den Haag



  1. October 12, 2014 / 11:52 am

    Mode ziet er heel andes uit, maar wel romantisch! Mooie foto's!

  2. October 12, 2014 / 11:53 am

    Ik hou wel van die romantische stijl, leuk dat het terug komt!

  3. October 12, 2014 / 12:09 pm

    Leuk dat die stijl terugkomt! Al zal ik niet rap zo een kledingstuk kopen. Ik vind het mooi om te zien, maar zelf sta ik er niet mee. x

  4. October 12, 2014 / 12:18 pm

    Hmm nee.. Dit is niet echt iets wat ik mooi vind!

  5. Anna R.
    October 12, 2014 / 12:42 pm

    Lijkt me een hele bijzondere tentoonstelling! Ik zou er ook graag heen willen. Grappig dat je gelijk de invloeden weer terug zag komen in de ELLE!

  6. October 12, 2014 / 12:54 pm

    Dit vind ik zo sprookjesachtig 🙂

  7. October 12, 2014 / 6:26 pm

    Erg oude kledij, mooi om te zien.

  8. October 12, 2014 / 7:19 pm

    Ziet er heel tof uit! Leuke inspiratie!

  9. October 13, 2014 / 2:00 pm

    Oh wauw, mooie foto's! Ziet er mooi uit zeg.

  10. October 13, 2014 / 5:54 pm

    Ah, ik wilde ook zó graag maar het was iets te ver voor mij. Ziet er heel gaaf uit, mooie foto's! 🙂 x

  11. October 13, 2014 / 8:18 pm

    Oh wow, dat ziet er een leuke tentoonstelling uit. Thanx for sharing!

  12. October 14, 2014 / 7:30 am

    Wat een prachtige kleding! Heel sierlijk en stijlvol! 🙂

  13. October 14, 2014 / 6:04 pm

    Wat vet!! Heel leuk 🙂

  14. October 15, 2014 / 10:22 am

    gorgeous vintage dresses!!! amazing post xxx

  15. October 16, 2014 / 3:59 pm

    Wauw, wat mooi zeg! Ik hou hier wel erg van, erg blij dat die stijl terug komt! 😉

  16. November 15, 2014 / 10:27 am

    Great article ! I love this sort of exhibition !

  17. November 22, 2014 / 6:40 am

    Gaaf zeg, lijkt me een toffe tentoonstelling! Met kunst en geschiedenis ben ik nu net bezig met de romantische periode, leuk ook om dit nu te zien 🙂 Mooie foto's!

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