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?

Gallery of Fashion, evening dresses, February 1795. 

This fashion plate is wonderful, mostly because of the description.  The two dresses on the right are described as polonaise, known far and wide as the dresses with the rucked-up skirts.  Interesting…

Ackermann’s Repsository, Half Dress, February 1809.

This is lovely!  I like the long sleeves in the contrasting fabric.

Gallerie des Modes, 1778. 

What a delightful little confection of a dress!

Fashions of London and Paris, Full Dress, February 1805. 


The Beau Monde, June 1837. 

The Beau Monde, October 1836. 

I’m a big fan of the orange plaid dress- very October-y!

Magasin des Modes, February 1788. 

Cool print on her jacket!  And I love that big hair ribbon!

Gallerie des Modes, 1778. 

Nice cloak!  I haven’t done this in a long time, but this plate does have an alternate version, so I’ve uploaded it to the Dames a la Mode Facebook Page!

Journal des Dames et des Modes, 1809. 

Look at that color.  How gorgeous.  And I love her long sleeves!


1834 London’s Court Magazine ~ Evening Dress and Fall Dress … off to a new home ♥

Yay!  I love being able to reblog!  It happens so rarely!  This, however, is another case of the dreaded sofa-dress syndrome!

Journal des Luxus, 1788.

A lovely combination of white and yellow!  It looks so fresh!

(and HAT!)

Journal de la Mode et du Gout, June 1790. 

This is so adorable!  I love her spotty fabric, the box pleats around the hem, and the bound edges of her jacket!

Magasin des Modes, April 1788. 

The plates from Magasin des Modes are typically three figures on one large fold-out page.  I like to split them up because it allows you to focus on the individual garment, and it is easier for me to categorize them.  However, I couldn’t bear to split these up.  I was just too charmed by their little trip up the stairs!

Gallery of Fashion, November 1795. 

So much to love in this fashion plate!  First of all, the colors all go so well together.  Yellow and navy- swoon!  Amazing hats, beautiful print on the first gown, and do I spy yet another blue riding habit?  I think so!