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, 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?

Le Follet, February 1847. 

What a magnificent blue!  It is especially lovely paired with the lushness of the black fur cloak and the ermine muff!

Journal des Dames et des Modes (published in Fashions of London and Paris), 1800.

Bonnet lust.

Gallerie des Modes, 1780. 

What a wonderfully puff skirt!  Cute kid, too!

Journal des Dames et des Modes, 1813. 

Look how cute she is!  That bonnet is fabulous!

Le Bon Ton (published in the Lady’s Magazine), 1849. 

I love orange and blue together!  Probably because I went to Auburn University, and those are our colors, but you can’t deny they are striking together!

The Beau Monde, June 1837. 

Le Follet, January 1847. 

Look at the adorable little outfit on the left!

Lady’s Magazine, Evening Dress, October 1830. 

I do love the mix of bright purple and bright blue…and the adorable kiddo!

Lady’s Magazine, 1849. 

How gorgeous is that tiered scalloped lace?

Ackermann’s Repository, Evening Dress, January 1810.

What beautiful trim!  It really dresses up a simple gown.

Gallery of Fashion, Figures 88 and 89, March 1796. 

Oh!  Look at her 1790s redingote with with teeeny bodice!  I love it, especially with that contrasting collar!

La Belle Assemblee, 1830. 

That little girl is adorable!


Fancy dress, 1877 France, La Mode Illustree

The woman’s costume is supposed to be Elizabethan, but I’m not entirely sure what the kids are supposed to be.

I’m pretty sure the little girl in the middle is a Revolutionary War soldier, which is a pretty freaking sweet fancy dress!  I’ll have to add this to the giant to-be-made list!