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I noticed something surprising when I read through the comments of our last giveaway. Entrants were asked to name their favorite romance sub-genre and the winner was... Historical! The votes were clearly in favor of corsets and breeches, as Historical Romance received nearly twice as many as Paranomal (the category I thought would come out on top). Knowing so many of you love these books, I thought the following links would be of interest:

http://savivi.deviantart.com/gallery/9045313 
Artist Sarah Victoria offers a variety of Victorian/Regency Dress Up Dolls. You can customize face and hair features, as well as play costume designer with all of the (many, many) layers of clothes. I particularly like the Regency Hero Dress Up.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304911104576443871615544338.html?mod=wsj_share_twitter
Then check out this Wall Street Journal article which discusses the proper layering of Victorian Ladies' clothing and the subsequent undressing that took place at a workshop at the recent Romance Writer's of America convention. This would be a great resource for authors writing in this genre, as well as for readers (like myself) who have trouble picturing some of the articles of clothing in their favorite books.

And a note to all of our Historical fans out there - I will be making an effort to put up more reviews in this category. Look for a new one in the next few days which I really enjoyed!
 


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Sarah L
08/17/2011 22:54

This would indeed be a good resource for an author writing about this period.
Thanks for the links.

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