The fashionable office
As more people work from home due to the current unsettling circumstances, our dress sense has also adjusted and the office mode for shirts and skirts has altered to more comfortable wear such as track pants and slippers. As we grapple with major changes to work and lifestyle, let us look back on some fashions from past centuries to reignite a bit of style and sparkle for the home office.
Similar to the present day, much fashion was prescribed and generated by magazines. The Lady’s Magazine was a British publication produced by the bookseller John Coote and publisher John Wheble. It was issued monthly between the years 1770 and 1847. Within its pages you could find the most fashionable panniers teamed with contemporary literature by way of the latest social gossip, poetry, fiction and music.
La Mode illustrée was a French fashion magazine published between 1860 and 1937. It was produced weekly to ensure that it was up to date with the latest fashion bustle, and was generated in four editions with the deluxe issue including a sumptuous single colour plate. Like the Lady’s Magazine it included literature as an essential accessory to the latest fans and gloves.