Incroyables et Merveilleuses de 1814

Incroyables et Merveilleuses de 1814

Cabinet des Modes, April 1786. 

Gallery of Fashion, March 1798.


Fashion plate.
Le Follet.
Probably circa 1840.

Elly Snowe’s private collection.


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

Journal des Dames et des Modes, 1821. 

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


Le Follet, 1846

Oh…that blue gown!  So pretty!

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Cabinet des Modes (Magasin des Modes), October 1786. 

These are some really great detail shots of their hair!

The Follies and Fashions of our Grandfathers, July 1807.

I almost didn’t post this one because the quality is so low, but a few elements were irresistable:  the bright colors, “the coat trimmed all round with a border of small brown roses,” and the spats on his shoes- SWOON!

Royal Lady’s Magazine, Court and Ball Dress, April 1831. 

Holy Cats!  This is magnificent.  Look at that glorious overskirt!  Gold and purple are always so stunning together!  And her headdress!  All the feathers!  Exclamation point!

(And I guess that pink gown is pretty great, too.)

Ackermann’s Repository, Full Dress, May 1811

The Beau Monde, November 1837. 

Oooh!  I love that green gown.  And that blue cloak is quite a statement piece!

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!

Ackermann’s Repository, Promenade Dresses, August 1809. 

Such lovely outfits!  Love the crossed detail in the back!

(and quizzing glass!)

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