Fashion plate originally published in La Belle Assembleé issue no 26 of the New Series on 1 November, 1814. National Museums of Scotland.
The Follies and Fashions of our Grandfathers, June 1807.
What a magnificent cloak! Yellow on yellow is a great combination and such a striking color! (Also: He’s hot)
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.
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!
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!
Gallery of Fashion, July 1796.
The green gown is a gorgeous color, and what an unusual bonnet she has!
The Follies and Fashions of our Grandfathers, Morning Dresses, August 1807.
Oooh! What a lovely parasol!
Journal des Dames et des Modes, 1821.
One of the best uses of flowers to ever grace the pages of this blog!
Journal de la Mode et du Gout, November 1790.
Cabinet des Modes (Magasin des Modes), October 1786.
These are some really great detail shots of their hair!
The Workers of Paris, Bouquetiere (flowergirl), 1824.
Isn’t she a beauty? I love the bright color of her gown hidden behind a plain, white apron (with a pocket!), her lavish chemisette ruffle, and those cute little shoes!
Gallery of Fashion, December 1798.
Ooooh I love both of these! The yellow lining and accents on the blue is great, and the whole cut and fit of the white is charming! I especially love the very subtle puffs on her sleeves!
Ackermann’s Repository, Morning Dress, March 1810.
Feedback time! Do y’all like it when I do these zoomed shots in addition to the main plate? As a costumer, I find things like this incredibly valuable since I frequently miss the details- especially when I zoom by something on Tumblr. I can’t do it on all of my fashion plates since many aren’t high enough quality, but on these where I can zoom and still keep clarity, do you like it when I include the detail images?