Incroyables et Merveilleuses de 1814

The third and final installment of Incroyables et Merveilleuses de 1814 is up on my blog now.   I’ll be posting the rest of the fashion plates on tumblr over the last few days.  

Cabinet des Modes, April 1786. 

Bonne d’Enfant, The Workers of Paris, 1824, by Georges Gatine. 

The Nanny.  Great detailing in this one- make sure you click through for the big version!


Fashion plate.
Le Follet. Courrier des Salons.
Probably circa 1840.

Elly Snowe’s private collection.

Le Bon Ton (Published in the Lady’s Magazine), 1845. 

Love those bold colors and the pairing of the contrasting bonnets. 

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.)

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

Ball Dress, December 1816, La Belle Assemblee. 


Cabinet des Modes, January 1845. 

Journal des Luxus, 1791. 

This gown makes me want to get down on my knees and pray to the patron saint of GIVE ME THOSE CLOTHES. 

The Ladies Pocket Magazine, Walking Dress, January 1834.

This color is just stunning, especially paired with the bright gold/yellow.

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…

Fashions of London and Paris, Court Dress, January 1799. 

Would you EVER believe that this batshit crazy dress was accurate if you saw someone wearing it?  Proof positive that they wore some seriously bizarre gowns back then. 

Lady’s Magazine, Evening Dress, January 1830. 

Well…at least she looks warm!

Purple and Yellow gowns from Gallerie des Modes, 1778-1780.

(Source: damesalamode)


“La Belle Assemblée, 1823”

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

This is a stunning color!