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 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. 

The Follies and Fashions of our Grandfathers, August 1807.

"A pattern for the border of a handkerchief and shirt"

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!

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!

Journal des Dames et des Modes, 1807. 

Oh, look at this gorgeous gown!  I really like that band running down the back with the trim on it and the loose sleeves.  And don’t miss that wonderful striped bonnet in her hands!

La Belle Assemblee, Walking Dresses, April 1807. 

Lovely turban and chemisette on the girl in blue!

Lady’s Museum, April 1807.

Gorgeous, simple trim on the white gown, and I love her sleeves!

La Belle Assemblee, March 1807. 

Well!  I think this has gone from the green riding habit blog to the blue riding habit blog!  Who can complain when riding habits are involved?

La Belle Assemblee, November 1807.

Oooh!  The purple and gold pelisse is very lovely!  Striking colors!