Incroyables et Merveilleuses de 1814

I’ll take one in green, too!

Incroyables et Merveilleuses de 1814

Incroyables et merveilleuses de 1814, Published 1815.

A new post is up on my blog with some of the plates from this lovely publication!

Dames a la Mode

Costumes Parisiens: les Ouevrieres de Paris, 1824. “Blanchisseuse de Dentelle”

Translation:  The Workers of Paris- “the lace laundress”

This is the first plate from a new publication I’ll be putting up- The Workers of Paris (and no, this isn’t THAT Costumes Parisien!) published in 1824.  It’s a series of about 40 engravings of fashionable working women in occupations that are often impossibly quaint and evocative of their era.  Here we have the first of the lot- the lace laundress, perhaps delivering a box of freshly laundered lace?  I love all the subtle lace she has peeking out- at the wrists and hem of her gown- as well as the not-so-subtle lacy cap and chemisette.  I couldn’t resist the close-up crops.  It’s such a charming outfit!

The Follies and Fashions of our Grandfathers, April 1807.

That’s a lovely pelisse she has!  The asymmetry of the skirts, the fur banding around the sleeve caps, and the high collar are all very interesting features!

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. 

Corriere Delle Dame, 1812. 

A big thank you to Julia, a very generous reader who shares scans of her fashion plates with us!  I adore this outfit- from the bonnet to the bands on her sleeves to the sweet little shoes!

Journal des Dames et des Modes, 1806. 

Well guh.  This is to die for!

Fashions of London and Paris, Morning Dresses, March 1811.

Don’t they look cozy on a brisk morning?


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!

Ackermann’s Repository, Walking Dress, December 1809. 

What a nice pelisse!  The color is so gorgeous, especially paired with the yellow lining (and matching bonnet!  Yay!). 

Ackermann’s Repository, Promenade Dress, December 1816. 

Oh, what a glorious, glorious outfit!  I would be honored to welcome winter in a frock as pretty as this one!

Journal des Dames et des Modes, 1811. 


Journal des Dames et des Modes, 1809. 

Beautiful!  I love that standing collar!

Ackermann’s Repository, Walking Dress, April 1811. 

CUTE!  The color is great and I love that feathered trim!