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!

La Belle Assemblee, Evening Dress, July 1812. 

I can’t quite wrap my mind around that trim (are the loops held together with pearls?!) but it is certainly striking!

Journal des Dames et des Modes, 1812. 

I need to get my hands on some orange wool and some faux ermine fur, RIGHT NOW.  This outfit must be mine!

Journal des Dames et des Modes, 1812. 

I thought about doing mourning/black gowns, I thought about doing fancy dress,  but those all seemed too obvious, so instead I present you with two days of ORANGE!  Happy Halloween!

Lady’s Magazine, Morning Dress, October 1812. 

Oh what a sweet little bonnet and lovely pelisse!  This looks like a simple enough outfit to make- perhaps it should to into my to-make queue!

La Belle Assemblee, March 1812. 

Cute little ruffles around her neckline!

Journal des Dames et des Modes, 1812.

How can you be sad when you’re wearing such a beautiful outfit?!

Lady’s Magazine, Evening Dress, November 1812. 

What a sweet little plate!

La Belle Assemblee, February 1812. 

This looks so warm and luxurious!


La Belle Assemblee, Parisian Head Dresses, May 1812. 

I never posted this one here, so forgive the reblog.  The blue stovepipe bonnet on the top left is one of my all-time favorites!

(via theromantics)

La Belle Assemblee, Ball Dress, August 1812. 

This one is a little…strange?  A little too many design elements thrown in for my tastes, but I do like the colors. 

La Belle Assemblee, Evening Dress, February 1812. 

Very cool sleeves and what an unusual reticule!

La Belle Assemblee, Autumnal Pelissse, September 1812. 


La Belle Assemblee, Riding Costume, August 1812. 

Beautiful color!

La Belle Assemblee, Morning Walking Dress, April 1812. 

Bold and gorgeous!