I’ve just done a new blog post about millinery flowers in Regency fashion plates, which inspired some floral updates to my Regency ball gown.  

Above plates all from Journal des Dames et des Modes.  Please check the blog post for dates and more images!

Now offering period appropriate 18th and 19th century paste jewelry in my Etsy shop, including hard-to-find collet necklaces.  These are made with vintage glass stones and are absolutely gorgeous.  Click on the pictures to be taken to the listings, but keep in mind that I’ve only started listing stuff so I’ll have more available soon!

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. 

My apologies for being absent!  I’ve been locked in an epic battle with this gown for the last week, but the event was last night, so I am no longer chained to the silk!  I promise I’ll be back to posting regularly this week (Sorry, Jess!)

(Also I’m sorry that the dress is wrinkled and my hair is collapsed.  I had been wearing it for about 7 hours when this picture was taken!)

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. 

Magasin des Modes, February 1788.

I LOVE this, especially all the fringe!

Gallerie des Modes, 1780. 

LURVE the cuffs and collar!

Journal des Dames et des Modes, 1823. 

What an unexpected and lovely color combination.  There isn’t much of the blue, but it is so striking that it goes a long way! I really like her sleeves and the bodice detailing!

Journal de la Mode et du Gout, May 1790. 

Another lovely purple gown!  Check out those odd feathers on her bonnet- very unusual!

Historic fashion tumblrs!  

There are probably more.  I hope there are more!  If you run a historic fashion blog please send me a message and I will add you!  There are lots of great tumblrs that post historic fashion among their other things, but I’m not including those here.  These are tumblrs that SOLELY focus on historic clothing. Reblog and get the word out!  I want to know ALL of the historic fashion blogs!

I’m also posting a permanent link to this on my sidebar and I’ll update it every time I find out about a new one!

damesalamode- 18th and early 19th century fashion plates (my tumblr)

hatsfromhistory- self explanatory! (my tumblr)

alltheprettydresses- Unusual extant clothing- lots of “everyday” stuff from auction sites and things you’ve never seen before!  You won’t see that same old stuff from The Met here!

omgthatdress- The ultimate historic fashion blog, and the inspiration to many of us, I daresay. 

oldrags- Prolific and varied!  One of my favorites!

yeoldefashion- A little bit of everything

ornamentedbeing- A lot of everything

historicalfashion- Broad span, mostly extant garments

yeoldemaidens- historical dresses and historical inspired dresses

nuranar- I wish she posted more because I love everything she puts up!