From Anne Lister’s Closet: Gentlemen’s Accessories as Lesbian Fashion

This is the second post about Anne Lister on Dressing Dykes. To find out more about her through the lens of her always-black clothing, as well as my argument for calling her a lesbian long before the term was in the popular vernacular, look at ‘From Anne Lister’s Closet: The LBD (Lesbian Black Dress).’ ThisContinue reading “From Anne Lister’s Closet: Gentlemen’s Accessories as Lesbian Fashion”

Two White Dresses: The Fashion of Lesbian Weddings

Legal marriages between women may be new in many countries, but lesbian marriage in all but law has existed for hundreds of years. I say lesbian because this blog focuses on the specific clothing experiences of lesbians; I do recognise, however, that most women historically would not have had this terminology, and that many womenContinue reading “Two White Dresses: The Fashion of Lesbian Weddings”

From Anne Lister’s Closet: the LBD (Lesbian Black Dress)

Anne Lister (1791-1840) is known to us, in the 21st century, as being the first modern lesbian. She is known as a diarist, an entrepreneur, a woman who “married” another woman and wrote all about it in code. Considerable works have analysed the writings that she left behind after her death, and since 1988 andContinue reading “From Anne Lister’s Closet: the LBD (Lesbian Black Dress)”