Hair raising coiffures
Posted by Marie-Bernadette on May 06, 1998 at 16:27:02:
In response to Short hair during the regency?, written by Cath W on April 30, 1998 at 17:11:03
I've been looking at the links to the regency period and read that some women wore short hair. Does anyone know how short and during what years this was a fashion trend? Does anyone know if their are any pictures anywhere?
I have a book called Historic Costume (by Lester and Kerr, seventh edition, published by Chas. A. Bennet, Inc., ISBN 87002-174-5, Lib. of Congress Catalog # 75-39541) that mentions a few types of short hair styles:
(page 158) Suddenly the Titus coiffure became the fashion. This,too, was an aftermath of the Terror, suggesting the lingering influence of the guillotine. The hair was cut very close at the back; the front, somewhat longer, was arranged in loose, flowing ringlets softening the brow. To complete the suggestion, a red necklace was worn, and often a red shawl was draped about the shoulders. Other popular styles suggesting the same period were given such names as à la victime and à la sacrifice.
These styles, especially Titus, continued to be worn into the Regency era. Grusome, eh?
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