Nearly two centuries of yearly evolution of women's high fashion

Over at Imgur, user Q1s2e3 posted a timeline of women's high fashion from 1784 to 1970, focusing entirely on trends in Europe and North America. In fact, it's interesting that the switch in representation to American-style looks happened in the early 20th century.

Ending with a pantsuit in 1970 is a bit of a cheat, and there were plenty of other cool trends going on in other cultures around the world, but it is interesting to see the gradual, almost logical progression over 186 years.

Women's fashion in every year from 1784-1970 (Imgur / Q1s2e3 via Neatorama)