Journal des Dames et des Modes, 1818. 

I’ve started selling paper millinery flowers in my Etsy shop.  I’ve been doing a lot of research on flowers in 18th and 19th century millinery and am so captivated by the lovely way they used flowers and leaves.  I’ll post some inspiration images over the next few days. 

I hope you’ll check out my shop for paper flowers and historic ribbons (we can’t forget the ribbons!)

Lady’s Museum, Morning and Evening Dresses, March 1818. 


Journal des Dames et des Modes, 1818. 

Stunning color, weird headdress!

La Belle Assemblee, Walking Dress, August 1818. 

What a color!  I would never think to pair navy blue with black trim, but it really works!

Journal des Dames et des Modes, 1818. 

Oh I love the little squiggles on her arms!

La Belle Assemblee, Fashionable Bonnets, August 1818. 

Hello my lovelies…please come live in my house…

La Belle Assemblee, Ball Dress, August 1818. 

Stunning color and I love the detail on the hem!

Ackermann’s Repository, Carriage Dress, 1818. 

Look at her feet- more spats!  I know that in 18th century menswear those are called gaiters- anyone know what the term is in the 19th century?

Ackermann’s Repository, Walking Dress, February 1818. 

A masterpiece of fashion!  This is an exquisite outfit!

Ackermann’s Repository, Mourning Carriage Dress, January 1818. 

That is an AMAZING cloak!

Ackermann’s Repository, Evening Dress, September 1818. 

OMG teeny crown!

Ackermann’s Repository, Evening Dress, August 1818.

I love the subtle hints of color in the trim of this gown.  And the not so subtle turban!

Ackermann’s Repository, Morning Dress, August 1818.

I love the flowerpot on her head!  I’m obsessed with paper flowers lately. 

Ackermann’s Repository, Walking Dress, September 1818. 

Nice sleeve detail on the spencer. 

Ackerman’s Repository, Walking Dress, 1818.

I wish that this was a better scan, because I’m curious about that thing in her hand…Is it just a crazy bonnet?  I think so…