Ladies’ Museum, July 1804.

Luuurve that veil!

Journal de la Mode et du Gout, March 1790.

Unfortunately I don’t have the description for this plate, but I know from his helmet that he’s a dragoon!  Any military historians know more?

Ladies’ Museum, April 1808.  London dresses.

What charming ladies!  Each one with a to-die-for turban!  I am particularly enchanted with the lapels on the orange pelisse on the right…

La Belle Assemblee, May 1833, Court Dress

Wow.  So much going on here!  The piping, the scallops, the sleeves!  Generally I’m not a fan of these ostentatious, enormous fashions, but I actually like this one!

Ladies’ Magazine, 1805.

Look at those strange closures on the black pelisse!  What do you think they are?

Journal des Dames et des Modes, 1801. 

I love the big purple coat and that unusual bonnet!

Ackermann’s Repository, Evening Dress, March 1814. 

Ooooh that green!

Magasin des Modes, April 1787. 

Simple and striking!

Gallerie des Modes, 1776. 

VERY hard to do without a hairdresser!

La Belle Assemblee, September 1808.  Evening dress and Riding dress. 

I’m getting a sneaking feeling that I posted this before, so my apologies if this is a repeat.  Perhaps my system has failed me!  Anyway!  Green dress!  Yay!

Historic fashion tumblrs!  

There are probably more.  I hope there are more!  If you run a historic fashion blog please send me a message and I will add you!  There are lots of great tumblrs that post historic fashion among their other things, but I’m not including those here.  These are tumblrs that SOLELY focus on historic clothing. Reblog and get the word out!  I want to know ALL of the historic fashion blogs!

I’m also posting a permanent link to this on my sidebar and I’ll update it every time I find out about a new one!

damesalamode- 18th and early 19th century fashion plates (my tumblr)

hatsfromhistory- self explanatory! (my tumblr)

alltheprettydresses- Unusual extant clothing- lots of “everyday” stuff from auction sites and things you’ve never seen before!  You won’t see that same old stuff from The Met here!

omgthatdress- The ultimate historic fashion blog, and the inspiration to many of us, I daresay. 

oldrags- Prolific and varied!  One of my favorites!

yeoldefashion- A little bit of everything

ornamentedbeing- A lot of everything

historicalfashion- Broad span, mostly extant garments

yeoldemaidens- historical dresses and historical inspired dresses

nuranar- I wish she posted more because I love everything she puts up!

Is there a historic fashion tumblr list out there anywhere?  I know there is one for history in general, but I don’t know if there is one for fashion specifically.  If not, I’m going to make one.  Anyone done it before?

La Belle Assemblee, June 1820.  Morning Visiting Dress.

I love the bold, contrasting colors on this gown and the trim down the sleeves and on the skirts is amazing.  Adorable parasol, too!

Ladies’ Museum, June 1802.  Morning Dresses.