La Belle Assemblee, Riding Dress, June 1816. 

What a color!

A Trip to Blackheath, 1780 (Via the British Museum)

This isn’t a fashion plate, obviously, but I was so struck by the women in the image that I couldn’t resist posting here.  

The soldiers are camped in Blackheath during the Gordon Riots of 1780.

Magasin des Modes, March 1787.

I do see how this could be classified as green and PINK, but it’s my blog and I’ll look for any justification I can find to post SLAMMIN’ riding habits, thank you very much!

Gallerie des Modes, 1779.

I’ve posted this lovely riding habit before, by when the request for green and red was made, this was the plate that popped into my head, so I had to post it again!  Merry Christmas, you beauty!

Gallery of Fashion, May 1797. 

Hi there, beautiful!  I would push you off that horse if it meant I could get your riding habit!


Marie-Thérèse Charlotte, daughter of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette

  I would date her clothing to the very late 1790s or up until about 1803.  It’s a beautiful image!

Gallery of Fashion, June 1795. 

I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of riding habits- they just keep getting better and better!

Journal des Luxus, 1786.

Guh- I love this.  These simple masculine fashions are so appealing to me!  Her teeny-tiny buttoned double breasted waistcoat is making me drool…AND!  A fuzzy beaver-fur hat!

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!

La Belle Assemblee, March 1807. 

Well!  I think this has gone from the green riding habit blog to the blue riding habit blog!  Who can complain when riding habits are involved?

Journal des Luxus, 1791. 

Exquisite blue riding habit!  Love the striped waistcoat peeking out and that fabulous hat. 

Journal des Dames et des Modes, 1804. 

Here you see two versions of the same plate!  The original is the one with just the full figure.  The other is a German (I think) reprint  You can tell because it has the date instead of the Revolutionary calendar year.  The original Journal plates didn’t start adding the date until 1806!

The Female Turf Macaroni, 1771.

Gorgeous riding habit and very unusual hat!


Outdoor and riding dress, 1843 Italy, Corriere delle Dame

Love love love love love that blue riding habit!  What a color!

La Belle Assemblee, Riding Costume, August 1812. 

Beautiful color!