The Follies and Fashions of our Grandfathers, June 1807.

What a magnificent cloak!  Yellow on yellow is a great combination and such a striking color!  (Also:  He’s hot)


Le Follet, 1846

Oh…that blue gown!  So pretty!

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The Lady’s Museum, Morning Dress, September 1801. 

I am in love with the bodice of the gal on the left.  It almost looks like a shirtwaist or something!  And her parasol looks so teeny!

The Beau Monde, November 1837. 

Oooh!  I love that green gown.  And that blue cloak is quite a statement piece!

World of Fashion, February 1847. 

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!

Gallery of Fashion, Morning Dress, April 1796. 

Holy harlequin muff!  I am DYING for that thing!

A Trip to Blackheath, 1780 (Via the British Museum)

This isn’t a fashion plate, obviously, but I was so struck by the women in the image that I couldn’t resist posting here.  

The soldiers are camped in Blackheath during the Gordon Riots of 1780.

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). 

Gallerie des Modes, 1778.

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

Journal des Dames et des Modes, 1821. 

What a gorgeous cloak!  It looks so lush and cozy!

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

Both of these gowns are gorgeous, but I particularly like the dark blue trim on the light blue fabric.

Cabinet des Modes, December 1841. 

What a beautiful explosion of blue!  That cloak is stunning, and I love the pink lining!

Journal des Dames et des Modes, 1825.

What a magnificent cloak!  She looks cozy enough for a sleigh ride, though she would probably need a furrier turban.