Ackermann’s Repository, Walking Dress, May 1809. 

Oh that fabric- it is so beautiful and beautifully captured.  And she has a lovely bonnet, as well!

Lady’s Museum, Ball Dress and Walking Dress, May 1832. 

The Beau Monde, January 1836. 

Look at that cloak thing on the left!  The hood is a calash!  I do like all the little bows used as trim in this plate. 

Lady’s Museum, May 1823. 

Oh my god that cape!  It is glorious!  And the evening dress is lovely, too.  The ruching on the bodice looks awesome. 

Ladies’ Magazine, 1806.

Gorgeous colors, once again.  And I LOVE the trim on the blue cape!

Gallerie des Modes, 1779.  ”Polonaise de taffetas…”

I only had the small version of this image, but I was so taken with the design of the trim on her petticoat and the sheerness of her hood that I trekked over to the MFA and downloaded the huge version.  So click on it for a VERY large version!  

http://www.mfa.org/collections/object/gallerie-des-modes-et-costumes-fran-ais-21e-cahier-des-costumes-fran-ais-15e-suite-d-habillemens-la-mode-en-1779-v-125-polonaise-de-taffetas-garnie-en-bordures-d-indienne-312682

Ackermann’s Repository, Promenade Costume, September 1811. 

This is the bonnet that made me want to start making bonnets. 

La Belle Assemblee, October 1808. 

I love her hair. 

Mirror of the Graces, Opera or Full Dress, 1813. 

Love love lover her short little cape!

Mirror of the Graces, Carriage or Promenade Dress, 1813. 

Ooooh!  The cloak on the right has a wonderful hem!  

Gallerie des Modes, 1781.  ”Polonaise noir ou petit robe…”

I wish I spoke 18th Century French!

LOVE the color coordination on this one.  The black band on her cap is a really nice touch! 

March 1806 by Ann Frankland Lewis.  

Everything is better with a bright blue parasol!

La Belle Assemblee, Walking Fashions for December 1808. 

I adore this outfit.  The turban is lovely, the little puffed trim on the neckline is lovely, and the cape-y thing is a lovely addition.  Charmant!

Gallerie des Modes, 1778.  

I know it is hard to see, but the caption is: Marchande des Modes portant la Marchandise which I THINK translates to something like seller of fashion merchandise?  Any French speakers want to confirm or deny that?