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?

Ackermann’s Repository, Full Dress, May 1811

Ackermann’s Repository, Promenade Dresses, August 1809. 

Such lovely outfits!  Love the crossed detail in the back!

(and quizzing glass!)

PS- these are big images!  Open them in new tabs to get the full glory!

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!

Ackermann’s Repository, Ball Dress, April 1811.

Too short!

Ackermann’s Repsository, Half Dress, February 1809.

This is lovely!  I like the long sleeves in the contrasting fabric.

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!

Ackermann’s Repository, Ball Dress, October 1809. 

This color is so beautiful- and I LOVE her sleeves!

Ackermann’s Repository, Walking Dress, December 1809. 

What a nice pelisse!  The color is so gorgeous, especially paired with the yellow lining (and matching bonnet!  Yay!). 

Ackermann’s Repository, Promenade Dress, December 1816. 

Oh, what a glorious, glorious outfit!  I would be honored to welcome winter in a frock as pretty as this one!

Ackermann’s Repository, Dinner Dress, February 1829. 

A lovely color!

Ackermann’s Repository, Walking Dress, October 1809. 

I love her matching shawl and umbrella!

Ackermann’s Repository, Walking Dress, January 1811. 

This is so cozy and charming!  I love the fur trim and her wonderful hat!