Cabinet des Modes, January 1845. 

Royal Lady’s Magazine, Evening and Ball Dresses, February 1831. 

The overdress thingy on the evening dress is quite unusual!  I love the flash of pink in the lining!

Fashions of London and Paris, London Head Dresses, April 1799. 

These are adorable little things!

Gallerie des Modes, 1778. 

There is a lot of look here, but how sweet are those little shoes peeking out?

The Follies and Fashions of our Grandfathers, January 1807.

I love the fur trim on this walking dress, and of course a well-dressed gentleman is the best accessory of all!

Journal de la Mode et du Gout, August 1790.

For the record I, Taylor Shelby, hereby state that I am reproducing these shoes with my American Duchess Pemberlies.  Shoes are in possession, paint has been purchased.  Their creation is imminent!  

Now if only I could get my hands on a pair of those clocked stockings…

The Fashions and Follies of our Grandfathers, Court Dress Worn at Her Majesty’s Birthday, January 1807

A new publication I discovered today- weird name, right?  I thought it was going to be an 1807 publication talking about 18th century fashions, but it has plates of 1807 fashions.  Lucky us!


Petit Courrier des Dames, 1834.

A wonderful collection of spring bonnets! Aren’t those colors just delicious?

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. 

Fashions of London and Paris, Evening Dresses, May 1810.

The dress on the left is interesting and unusual, and I love that…cap? on the girl on the right.

Petit Courrier des Dames, 1825.

This is dated at 1825-1828 in the Louisana State Museum collections, but based on the plate number compared to other plates I’ve posted from the publication, I certainly don’t think it is later than 1825.

Don’t you just love the ribbon trim on the bottom, and that sweet little bow on the back?

Fashions of London and Paris, Evening and Walking Dress, August 1802.

Look at the amazing sleeves poking out of that evening dress!

Ackermann’s Repository, Evening Promenade or Sea Beach Costumes, October 1810. 

What secrets are they sharing?  If I was the girl in the white, it would be “I will cut you if you don’t give me that awesome pink overdress” (The overdress is described as an “Egyptian Tunic” in the description). 

Gallerie des Modes, 1778.

It is a blustery, cold morning here in Virginia and an outfit like this would be most welcome today!

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!