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!
The Lady’s Magazine, Fashionable Dresses in the Rooms in Weymouth, 1774
These early Lady’s Magazine plates are little versions of the holy grail for me. Even though the publication started in 1770 (and lasted into the 1830s!) it is so hard to find plates from before the 1800s. Even the early issues that are on Google Books don’t have their plates with them- I suppose they have been torn out and collected up. This is a nice plate in the collections of the V & A. I do have a few more sent to be my wonderful and generous readers. If you have any, do share!
The Lady’s Museum, Morning and Evening Dress, November 1819.
THAT. PELISSE. Easily one of the loveliest things I have ever posted on this here tumblr. The colors are so gorgeous and I adore that trim work.
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).
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.
Journal des Luxus, 1789.
Fashions of London and Paris, Morning Dresses, March 1811.
Don’t they look cozy on a brisk morning?
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?
Magasin des Modes, February 1788.
I LOVE this, especially all the fringe!
Gallerie des Modes, 1780.
LURVE the cuffs and collar!
Cabinet des Modes, December 1841.
Ooohhh! I really like this outfit! Lots of colors, but they aren’t overwhelming! And she looks so warm and cozy.
Fashions of London and Paris, London Head Dresses, October 1802.
That little teeny-brimmed white bonnet on the left is adorable!
Magasin des Modes, June 1786.
That is a lot of buttons…