Incroyables et Merveilleuses de 1814

Incroyables et Merveilleuses de 1814


Journal des Dames et des Modes, 1818. 

I’ve started selling paper millinery flowers in my Etsy shop.  I’ve been doing a lot of research on flowers in 18th and 19th century millinery and am so captivated by the lovely way they used flowers and leaves.  I’ll post some inspiration images over the next few days. 

I hope you’ll check out my shop for paper flowers and historic ribbons (we can’t forget the ribbons!)

La Belle Assemblee, Dress of the Court of France, 1819. 

Another beautiful court gown as an apology.  I don’t typically like yellow very much, but this is such a bright and cheery color that I can forgive it!

Journal des Dames et des Modes, 1821. 

One of the best uses of flowers to ever grace the pages of this blog! 

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 and Ball Dresses, March 1828.

Wow, the print on that blue gown is lovely!  One of my favorite things about the 1820s and 1830s is that they started embracing bold prints for evening wear which you don’t see a lot of in the 1800s and 1810s.  I’m always a fan of stripes!

Lady’s Magazine, Evening Dress, June 1825. 

Oooh!  I love this dress!  The skirt time is JUUUSSSST on the edge of being comically large but it makes for such a bold addition.  Plus, I love spray of flowers along the front.  Bonus points for an amazingly cool turban!


Petit Courrier des Dames, 1834.

A wonderful collection of spring bonnets! Aren’t those colors just delicious?

Journal des Dames et des Modes, 1825. 

Journal des Luxus, 1789. 

Robe à la Circassienne Garnie à la Chartres: la Coëffure de meme, Avec le Tableau des Evenements

1770s, via The Met

Royal Ladies’ Magazine, December 1832. 

The lushness of that red gown is magnificent (and she has a tiara!)