We created our blog with a purposeful mission:
American Duchess Blog is a costume blog designed to educate and entertain those interested in learning more about the fashions of the 18th century and other periods of dress. We believe in the free-flow of information, and strive to create tutorials and articles that are useful to historical costumers interested in this historical clothing.
Since its creation in 2009, the blog has served as a resource for historical costumers worldwide. Topics may include: how to make a good 18th-century wig, where to get 18th-century shoes, what fabrics were appropriate, what patterns to use, and so on.
In 2011, we took our passion for historical fashion to the next level and founded the American Duchess Brand. Based in Reno, Nevada, USA, we specialize in manufacturing shoes from the 16th to the 20th centuries. Our collection features an array of Georgian, Victorian, Edwardian, and 1920s footwear styles, along with silk stockings and shoe buckles.
Our blog also showcases captivating and precise stories about all of our designs, as well as upcoming events.
Stay connected with us to learn more about the fascinating world of historical fashion. We’re here to answer questions or just have a chat, so please drop us a line if you want to talk.