Journal des Dames et des Modes, 1826. 

Uhf.  That’s a lot of hem work!

Journal des Dames et des Modes, 1826. 

I am LOVING those awesome van dyked ruffles on the hems!

Journal des Dames et des Modes, 1826

Those little plaid bows are adorable!

oldrags:

Wedding dress, 1826 Italy, Corriere delle Dame

I love Corriere Delle Dame!  It is one of my favorite publications, but one you don’t see very often.  I actually own an original plate from this publication.  I need to get it scanned so I can put it up for you guys!

Ackermann’s Repository, Walking Dress, July 1826. 

Bright cheerful color, adorable parasol, and a big hat!  What’s not to love?

Ackermann’s Repository, Carriage Costume, April 1826. 

Oh I love, love, love the decorative elements on this gown!  The diamond and scroll trim is really whimsical and charming and the big bands of fur are beautiful!

Ackermann’s Repository, Promenade Dress, January 1826. 

Things I love about this outfit:

1. GREEN!

2. Green SATIN, according to the description.

3. Chinchilla fur (Take that, Lil’ Kim)

4. Amazing edged, Van Dyke’d collar

5. Puffy black velvet bonnet. 

Ackermann’s Repository, Evening Dress, December 1826. 

This gown is made of velvet!  So rich and luscious- I would love to wear this!

Petit Courier des Dames, January 1826.

Ackermann’s Repository, Head Dresses, October 1826. 

Crazy and awesome. 

oldrags:

Two evening gowns with chapeaux, 1826, Louisiana State Museum

Le Petit Courrier des Dames, 1826.  Kudos to finding early scans from this journal!  It’s not one that comes up much and I’ve only ever seen a  handful of scans from it (and they have mostly been black and white!).  I adore this gown!

Journal des Dames et des Modes, 1826.

The clothes are great and all, but I really like that sofa!

Ackerman’s Repository, 1826.  Dinner Dress.

There aren’t enough green dresses in the world.  And check out those sheer oversleeves.