Ackermann’s Repository, Morning Dress, March 1810. 

Feedback time!  Do y’all like it when I do these zoomed shots in addition to the main plate?  As a costumer, I find things like this incredibly valuable since I frequently miss the details- especially when I zoom by something on Tumblr.  I can’t do it on all of my fashion plates since many aren’t high enough quality, but on these where I can zoom and still keep clarity, do you like it when I include the detail images?

La Belle Assemblee, Evening Dress, December 1810. 

This is definitely before La Belle found their footing with illustrations, but look at the gorgeous detail on that gown!  The deep lace around the hem is lovely. 

Fashions of London and Paris, Evening Dresses, May 1810.

The dress on the left is interesting and unusual, and I love that…cap? on the girl on the right.

Ackermann’s Repository, Full Dress, September 1810. 

This is a fascinating outfit that doesn’t really look like many other gowns I’ve seen from the period.  Notice that there isn’t a waist seam!  It is described in the text as a “French Gored Gown,” but I don’t know what that means, unfortunately.  My best guess is that the gores are in the skirts, which allows the fullness, but that is only a guess.  Are any of my readers familiar with this term?

Ackermann’s Repository, Evening Promenade or Sea Beach Costumes, October 1810. 

What secrets are they sharing?  If I was the girl in the white, it would be “I will cut you if you don’t give me that awesome pink overdress” (The overdress is described as an “Egyptian Tunic” in the description). 

Ackermann’s Repository, Promenade Dresses, July 1810. 

Nice selection of shoes and parasols!

Fashions of London and Paris, November 1810.

Oh, these are so swoon-worthy!  Look at the one on the top right with the blue swirl!  I needs it, precious!

Ackermann’s Repository, Walking Dress, May 1810.

What a lovely and unusual outfit!  That bodice detail is lovely, and the bright yellow is such a nice pairing with the straw hat!

Fashions of London and Paris, December 1810.

Pretty!  That green bonnet/cloak combo is particularly charming!

Ackermann’s Repository, Half Dress, November 1810. 

Well I’m cold just looking at her!

Ackermann’s Repository, April 1810. 

Love that high collar…

Ackermann’s Repository, Evening Dress, January 1810.

What beautiful trim!  It really dresses up a simple gown.

Journal des Dames et des Modes, 1810.

Oh I LOVE this!  The ruffle trim on her spencer is darling!

Journal des Dames et des Modes, 1810. 

This is gorgeous! The bold trim is a beautiful contrast to the dark color and I love the masculine collar and lapels of the bodice.  The puffed sleeves on the underdress are so charming, and check out the little cap sleeves, too.  They look like petals!  And I think she might be wearing spats!  

Ackermann’s Repository, June 1810.

Nice hairstyle image!  And that is one low bodice on the pink gal…