Fashion plates from Gallery of Fashion, 1795-1796 and a picture of my inspired-by look for a 1790s ball.  These are related to my recent blog post about diamond jewelry in 1790s fashion plates

Incroyables et Merveilleuses de 1814

The third and final installment of Incroyables et Merveilleuses de 1814 is up on my blog now.   I’ll be posting the rest of the fashion plates on tumblr over the last few days.  

Incroyables et Merveilleuses de 1814

Incroyables et Merveilleuses de 1814

Cabinet des Modes, April 1786. 

Gallery of Fashion, July 1798. 

Another yellow court gown.  May I take a moment to point out the most epic feather in the history of feathers. 

Gallerie des Modes, 1778. 

(Deepest apologies for my absence, readers!  I started a new job this week and have been working like a fool, so my blogging time has been nil.  In addition, my internet at home is being weird so it’s made keeping things updated challenging.  I’m trying!)

Royal Lady’s Magazine, Court and Ball Dress, April 1831. 

Holy Cats!  This is magnificent.  Look at that glorious overskirt!  Gold and purple are always so stunning together!  And her headdress!  All the feathers!  Exclamation point!

(And I guess that pink gown is pretty great, too.)

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!

Gallery of Fashion, Court Dress, July 1797. 

You know, Court Dresses of the 1790s will never cease to make me laugh. They are just so hilarious and crazy

Cabniet des Modes (later Magasin des Modes), November 1786. 

I know they look ridiculous, but I want to be them!

La Belle Assemblee, Evening Dress, December 1810. 

This is definitely before La Belle found their footing with illustrations, but look at the gorgeous detail on that gown!  The deep lace around the hem is lovely. 

Magasin des Modes, February 1787. 

Everything about this is crazy! 

Journal des Luxus, 1786. 

Love the green gown and the purple feathers!

Gallery of Fashion, February 1798. 

There is no such thing as too many giant feathers stuck to your head.