This classic piece of children's literature about an orphan in the early 1900s was widely read by young girls — probably because she looked so cute on the cover. There was also a 1985 movie adaptation which ran on TV frequently enough.
Ahh, Laura Ashley. The designer who told women of the 1980s that dressing like a woman of the 1880s was the thing to do. Were you also obsessed with the clothes in this catalog? That you were maybe too small to wear?
6.Little House on the Prairie
These iconic books only made you want a Laura Ashley dress even more. Floral smocks: GIMME!
The point of Victoria was to teach women how to decorate their house like the set of The Age of Innocence and inspire them with courtesan fashions.
9.The Secret Garden
It was especially good to collect books of paper dolls with fashions from different time periods. You could dress up your girl in a stately gown of the 1800s. And then change her into another stately gown of the 1800s.
13.Catherine, Called Birdy
15.Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman
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