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23rd Apr '18 10:29:56 PM alnair20aug93
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* ''{{Disney/Cinderella}}'' has a vague setting but the gowns and conveniences suggest the late 19th century. Cinderella has a 1950s hairstyle.

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* ''{{Disney/Cinderella}}'' has a vague setting but the gowns and conveniences suggest the late 19th century. Cinderella has a 1950s hairstyle.hairstyle and an evening dress straight out of a Christian Dior collection.
10th Apr '18 2:25:20 AM fearlessnikki
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* ''Film/HushHushSweetCharlotte'' features an opening that's supposedly in the 20s. But the hairstyles of the women at the party are all in the 1960s vintage - with not a single TwentiesBobHaircut in sight.
4th Apr '18 11:31:10 PM DragonQuestZ
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A SubTrope of HollywoodHistory related to period dress. Due to factors ranging from budget to ArtisticLicense, period costuming in shows and movies is just downright inaccurate half the time -- and that's not even counting instances of RealityIsUnrealistic where there's a [[JustifiedTrope justification]] for the anachronistic elements. This extends well beyond clothing and accessories: period-accurate hair and makeup are even harder to find in Hollywood.

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A SubTrope of HollywoodHistory related to period dress. Due to factors ranging from budget to ArtisticLicense, period costuming in shows and movies is just downright inaccurate half the time -- and that's not even counting instances of RealityIsUnrealistic where there's a [[JustifiedTrope justification]] for the anachronistic elements. This extends well beyond clothing and accessories: period-accurate hair and makeup are even harder to find in Hollywood.


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A SubTrope of HollywoodHistory.
4th Apr '18 11:30:11 PM DragonQuestZ
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[[caption-width-right:300:[-The bodice, hairstyle, makeup, and tan lines are more accurate for [[TheFifties 1955]] than [[TheHighMiddleAges 1255]].-]]]

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[[caption-width-right:300:[-The bodice, hairstyle, makeup, and especially the tan lines lines, are more accurate for [[TheFifties 1955]] than [[TheHighMiddleAges 1255]].-]]]
1st Apr '18 6:10:41 PM Kid
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* While the ''Series/Vikings'' ditched the typical [[HornyVikings horned helmet]] that were often depicted, the majority of the characters wore leather and bundle of chainmail. Actual Norse people wore animal skins, wool, and linen with colors that were bright.

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* While the ''Series/Vikings'' ''Series/{{Vikings}}'' ditched the typical [[HornyVikings horned helmet]] that were often depicted, the majority of the characters wore leather and bundle of chainmail. Actual Norse people wore animal skins, wool, and linen with colors that were bright.
14th Feb '18 11:24:13 PM TheArthurSmith
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* Debatable how accurate most of the costuming in ''Series/{{Rome}}'' is, but the Egyptian costuming and sets were totally off. Egypt was a Hellenistic nation at the time, as was much of the Mediterranean after UsefulNotes/AlexanderTheGreat's conquests. According to the director's commentary they were perfectly aware of the historical circumstances but chose to go for RuleOfCool, while at the same time trying hard to distance themselves from other well-known and stereotypical depictions of Egypt.

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* Debatable how accurate most of the costuming in ''Series/{{Rome}}'' is, but the Egyptian costuming and sets were totally off. Egypt was a Hellenistic nation at the time, as was much of the Mediterranean after UsefulNotes/AlexanderTheGreat's conquests. Therefore, the majority of the Egyptian people including the commoners would actually be wearing Greek clothing as one looked at most [[https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Coins_of_Ptolemaic_Egypt coins depicted the royals]] and the [[https://www.google.ca/search?q=Fayum+mummy&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiN0vHerqfZAhUR42MKHRDtBM4Q_AUICigB&biw=1366&bih=672 Faiyuum mummy portraits]] of non-aristocratic families. According to the director's commentary they were perfectly aware of the historical circumstances but chose to go for RuleOfCool, while at the same time trying hard to distance themselves from other well-known and stereotypical depictions of Egypt.




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* While the ''Series/Vikings'' ditched the typical [[HornyVikings horned helmet]] that were often depicted, the majority of the characters wore leather and bundle of chainmail. Actual Norse people wore animal skins, wool, and linen with colors that were bright.
31st Jan '18 5:15:27 AM Cryoclaste
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* Same goes for much of the ladies' clothing in UpstairsDownstairs.

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* Same goes for much of the ladies' clothing in UpstairsDownstairs.''Series/UpstairsDownstairs''.
16th Jan '18 1:53:12 AM jormis29
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* The plot of the Doris Day film ''Tea for Two'' revolves around the stock market crash of 1929, but the fashions are vintage 1950. Made worse by the fact that the movie [[BookEnds opens and closes]] [[FlashForward years later]] with Doris's children going through a trunk of old clothing and laughing at their parents' [[TheRoaringTwenties Roaring Twenties]] outfits, which they never actually wore onscreen!

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* The plot of the Doris Day Creator/DorisDay film ''Tea for Two'' revolves around the stock market crash of 1929, but the fashions are vintage 1950. Made worse by the fact that the movie [[BookEnds opens and closes]] [[FlashForward years later]] with Doris's children going through a trunk of old clothing and laughing at their parents' [[TheRoaringTwenties Roaring Twenties]] outfits, which they never actually wore onscreen!
2nd Jan '18 10:56:15 PM DragonQuestZ
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* ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' is supposedly set sometime in the early to mid 19th century, yet the skirts of both female leads' costumes don't even show a hint of crinoline. They either fall in tight folds that flounce nicely when moving, like Anna's ball gown, or straight down, like Elsa's coronation dress. A cut scene from an earlier draft of the movie showed the sisters together in a dressing room where Anna tries on a tight laced corset (as fashion standards of the actual time period dictated), possibly lampshading the [[ImpossibleHourglassFigure physical features]] both Elsa and Anna display.
* Disney Strikes again! In ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}'' John Smith's haircut screams "90's boyband". On the plus side, Powhatan's cloak was based on something the historical figure actually owned.

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* ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' The ''Franchise/{{Frozen}}'' series is supposedly set sometime in the early to mid 19th century, yet the skirts of both female leads' costumes don't even show a hint of crinoline. They either fall in tight folds that flounce nicely when moving, like Anna's ball gown, or straight down, like Elsa's coronation dress. A cut scene from an earlier draft of [[Disney/{{Frozen}} the movie first movie]] showed the sisters together in a dressing room where Anna tries on a tight laced corset (as fashion standards of the actual time period dictated), possibly lampshading the [[ImpossibleHourglassFigure physical features]] both Elsa and Anna display.
* Disney Strikes again! In ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}'' John Smith's haircut screams "90's boyband". boyband", while the native ladies wore what were basically mini dresses with fringe. On the plus accurate side, Powhatan's cloak was based on something the historical figure actually owned.



* The trop picture comes from ''Film/TheCourtJester'', which is a spoof of Medieval {{Swashbuckler}}s right down to the Dior New Look princess dresses.

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* The trop page picture comes from ''Film/TheCourtJester'', which is a spoof of Medieval {{Swashbuckler}}s right down where the historical accuracy was spelled out in the credits to be set aside for humor and fun. This includes the Dior New Look princess dresses.dresses the noble and royal ladies wear.
1st Jan '18 1:23:07 AM PrincessLulu6
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* Many films of ''Literature/AChristmasCarol'' inaccurately depict period clothing during flashbacks of Scrooge’s past, which would logically be set in the late 18th/early 19th century, but the people are dressed 1840's style.
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