Fashion plate originally published in La Belle Assembleé issue no 26 of the New Series on 1 November, 1814. National Museums of Scotland.
La Belle Assemblee, Dress of the Court of France, 1819.
Another beautiful court gown as an apology. I don’t typically like yellow very much, but this is such a bright and cheery color that I can forgive it!
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?
Lady’s Museum, Morning and Evening Dresses, March 1818.
I MUST HAVE THEM BOTH!
Ackermann’s Repository, Full Dress, May 1811
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.
La Belle Assemblee, Walking Dress, March 1819.
So pretty and frilly and beautiful!
Journal des Dames et des Modes, 1813.
OK, I know this is a little weird because she’s raking (?), but look at her spats! SPATS, PEOPLE!
The Lady’s Museum, Morning and Evening Dress, November 1819.
THAT. PELISSE. Easily one of the loveliest things I have ever posted on this here tumblr. The colors are so gorgeous and I adore that trim work.
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.
La Belle Assemblee, Riding Dress, June 1816.
What a color!
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).
Corriere Delle Dame, 1812.
A big thank you to Julia, a very generous reader who shares scans of her fashion plates with us! I adore this outfit- from the bonnet to the bands on her sleeves to the sweet little shoes!