Gallerie des Modes, 1781. 

My apologies for my lack of posts, readers.  My new job is frying my brain.  I come home and can barely put a coherent sentence together, so tumblin’ is dropping off the to-do list.  I’ll try harder. 

As an apology, here are some magnificent court gowns!

Gallerie des Modes, 1778. 

(Deepest apologies for my absence, readers!  I started a new job this week and have been working like a fool, so my blogging time has been nil.  In addition, my internet at home is being weird so it’s made keeping things updated challenging.  I’m trying!)

Gallerie des Modes, 1779. 

What a lovely combination of color, shape, and trim!

Gallerie des Modes, 1778. 

There is a lot of look here, but how sweet are those little shoes peeking out?

Gallerie des Modes, 1778. 


Gallerie des Modes, 1778.

It is a blustery, cold morning here in Virginia and an outfit like this would be most welcome today!

Gallerie des Modes, 1778. 

Gallerie des Modes, 1778. 

Sorry for the long absence, readers!  I was in North Carolina for a week and now my parents are visiting, so I’ve been away from the computer.  Normal posting will resume on Monday!  

Fashion Plates from Gallerie des Modes featuring red and white gowns, 1778-1782.  

The purple and yellow gowns got a lot of likes and reblogs, so I thought I’d continue the trend and revisit some other gown combinations!  If you need details on any one in particular, just let me know!  Any other color combinations you would like to see?

Purple and Yellow gowns from Gallerie des Modes, 1778-1780.

(Source: damesalamode)

Gallerie des Modes, 1782.

A beautiful gown!  And an unusual sash-y thing over her shoulder!

Gallerie des Modes, 1779.

I’ve posted this lovely riding habit before, by when the request for green and red was made, this was the plate that popped into my head, so I had to post it again!  Merry Christmas, you beauty!

Kyle, a reader via the Dames a la Mode Facebook Page, requested that I do red and green combinations for Christmas.  Because requests make me very, very happy, I’ll oblige!  It isn’t a terribly common color combination, but I’ll be posting some over the next few days.  Enjoy, and happy holidays!



(Oh yeah!  This is Gallerie des Modes from 1787!)

Gallerie des Modes, 1780. 

LURVE the cuffs and collar!

Gallerie des Modes, 1778. 

Such delightful little confections of toppers!  I can’t decide my favorite, but this second I’m leaning towards the cap on the top left.