Fashion plate originally published in La Belle Assembleé issue no 26 of the New Series on 1 November, 1814. National Museums of Scotland.

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!

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!

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. 

La Belle Assemblee, Ball and Opera Dresses, April 1834. 

La Belle Assemblee, Walking Dress, March 1819. 

So pretty and frilly and beautiful!

Ball Dress, 1820 via the Met (click though link)- with a hat tip to OMGThatDress

Ball Dress, December 1816, La Belle Assemblee. 


La Belle Assemblee, Riding Dress, June 1816. 

What a color!

Muslin Pattern, La Belle Assemblee, 1819. 

These would look so beautiful done in whitework on a muslin gown!


La Belle Assemblée 1817

Another stunning Regency fashion plate. 

Whoafus.  That is some kind of bonnet there!  This who outfit has a whole “carnival vomited on me” feel to it.  Don’t get me wrong- that doesn’t mean I don’t love it!


“La Belle Assemblée, 1823”

Reminds me of the Regency dress I just made for my Jane Austen tea party! 

This is a stunning color!

La Belle Assemblee, Court Dress, June 1834. 

Now THAT is a dress!

La Belle Assemblee, Carriage Costume, November 1816. 

This is an all around unusual outfit, but I really like how much is going on.  A particularly lovely bonnet…

La Belle Assemblee, Evening Dress, March 1834. 

The girl in blue has a very interesting turban!

La Belle Assemblee, Parisian Morning Dress, January 1821. 

Another coffee filter dress!  These were all the rage in the early 1820s :)

(Seriously though- can you imagine the WORK that went into making and applying all those little ruffles?)