Incroyables et Merveilleuses de 1814

Journal de la Mode et du Gout, November 1790. 

Pretty girl!

The Workers of Paris, Bouquetiere (flowergirl), 1824. 

Isn’t she a beauty?  I love the bright color of her gown hidden behind a plain, white apron (with a pocket!), her lavish chemisette ruffle, and those cute little shoes!

Gallerie des Modes, 1779. 

What a lovely combination of color, shape, and trim!

Journal des Luxus, January 1792. 

Gallery of Fashion, February 1798. 

There is no such thing as too many giant feathers stuck to your head. 


Drawing of Marie Antoinette, about 1785, ink and color on paper


Pretties!  I wish this artist drew a million pictures!

(via vintagevision)

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. 

Journal des Dames et des Modes (Published in Fashions of London and Paris), September 1798. 

What a strange bodice and head thing!

Journal de la Mode et du Gout, January 1791. 

I’m not the biggest fan of yellow, but I do love the simple blue trim!

Journal des Dames et des Modes, 1806. 

Well guh.  This is to die for!

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…

Journal des Dames et des Modes, 1803. 

There is something a wee bit ghastly about the hair attached to the pieces, but they are still cute!

Journal des Dames et des Modes, 1825. 

Look at the awesome back on that blue gown!  

Fashion Plates from Gallerie des Modes featuring red and white gowns, 1778-1782.  

The purple and yellow gowns got a lot of likes and reblogs, so I thought I’d continue the trend and revisit some other gown combinations!  If you need details on any one in particular, just let me know!  Any other color combinations you would like to see?