I’ve just put up a new blog post about collet necklaces in Regency fashion plates, with lots of detailed images.  Plus this awesome one:

Fashions of London and Paris, February 1811

Journal des Dames et des Modes (Published in Fashions of London and Paris), September 1799. 

Beautiful color!  Also, I’m fascinated by that unusual sleeve treatment.

Fashions of London and Paris, Head Dresses, October 1805. 

Proof that basic black doesn’t have to be boring!  My favorite is actually the little tiara on the bottom right!

Fashions of London and Paris (from Journal des Dames et des Modes), August 1798. 

Isn’t it amazing how a bright ribbon can make a simple white gown stunning?

Fashions of London and Paris, London Head Dresses, April 1799. 

These are adorable little things!

Fashions of London and Paris, Evening Dresses, May 1810.

The dress on the left is interesting and unusual, and I love that…cap? on the girl on the right.

Fashions of London and Paris, Evening and Walking Dress, August 1802.

Look at the amazing sleeves poking out of that evening dress!

Fashions of London and Paris, Morning Dresses, March 1811.

Don’t they look cozy on a brisk morning?

Fashions of London and Paris, Court Dress, January 1799. 

Would you EVER believe that this batshit crazy dress was accurate if you saw someone wearing it?  Proof positive that they wore some seriously bizarre gowns back then. 

Fashions of London and Paris, November 1810.

Oh, these are so swoon-worthy!  Look at the one on the top right with the blue swirl!  I needs it, precious!

The French Vauxhall, Fashions of London and Paris, October 1811. 

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

I hope you all have a wonderful and prosperous 2012, and I can promise I’ll try my best to brighten it with fashion plates!

Fashions of London and Paris, December 1810.

Pretty!  That green bonnet/cloak combo is particularly charming!

Fashions of London and Paris, March 1805. 

What an amazing variety of headwear!  I’m kind of in love with the big brown one in the middle. 

Fashions of London and Paris, London Head Dresses, October 1802. 

That little teeny-brimmed white bonnet on the left is adorable!

Fashions of London and Paris, Evening Dress, December 1809. 

I love the subtle decorations on these gowns.