The Follies and Fashions of our Grandfathers, June 1807.

What a magnificent cloak!  Yellow on yellow is a great combination and such a striking color!  (Also:  He’s hot)

The Follies and Fashions of our Grandfathers, Morning Dresses, August 1807.

Oooh!  What a lovely parasol!

The Follies and Fashions of our Grandfathers, July 1807.

I almost didn’t post this one because the quality is so low, but a few elements were irresistable:  the bright colors, “the coat trimmed all round with a border of small brown roses,” and the spats on his shoes- SWOON!

The Lady’s Museum, Morning Dress, September 1801. 

I am in love with the bodice of the gal on the left.  It almost looks like a shirtwaist or something!  And her parasol looks so teeny!

The Follies and Fashions of our Grandfathers, Concert Dress, September 1807.

What a truly stunning gown! 

This issue also held a fascinating announcement in the “births” section- typically reserved for the peerage and famous people- that I couldn’t resist throwing in:

"Lately a poor woman, aged 22 years, residing in Lahinch, near Ennistimon, Ireland, was safely delivered of five children, three sons and two daughters, who, with the mother, are all in a most thriving way."

Imagine QUINTUPLETS in 1807!  I’m sure she and everyone else involved was quite surprised and it seems like a miracle that they all survived given the risks associated with multiple births. 

Fashions of London and Paris, Head Dresses, October 1805. 

Proof that basic black doesn’t have to be boring!  My favorite is actually the little tiara on the bottom right!

The Follies and Fashions of our Grandfathers, May 1807.

Oh, how I wish this was a higher quality scan!  That said, you can still see the excellent Greek Key-like trim on the gown, and it is yellow and grey- my current color obsession!

The Follies and Fashions of our Grandfathers, April 1807.

That’s a lovely pelisse she has!  The asymmetry of the skirts, the fur banding around the sleeve caps, and the high collar are all very interesting features!

Ackermann’s Repository, Promenade Dresses, August 1809. 

Such lovely outfits!  Love the crossed detail in the back!

(and quizzing glass!)

PS- these are big images!  Open them in new tabs to get the full glory!

The Follies and Fashions of our Grandfathers, Evening Full Dress for Ladies and Gentlemen, February 1807.

The Follies and Fashions of our Grandfathers, January 1807.

I love the fur trim on this walking dress, and of course a well-dressed gentleman is the best accessory of all!

The Fashions and Follies of our Grandfathers, Court Dress Worn at Her Majesty’s Birthday, January 1807

A new publication I discovered today- weird name, right?  I thought it was going to be an 1807 publication talking about 18th century fashions, but it has plates of 1807 fashions.  Lucky us!

Fashions of London and Paris, Evening and Walking Dress, August 1802.

Look at the amazing sleeves poking out of that evening dress!

Journal des Dames et des Modes, 1806. 

Well guh.  This is to die for!

Journal des Dames et des Modes, 1803. 

There is something a wee bit ghastly about the hair attached to the pieces, but they are still cute!