La Belle Assemblee, Dress of the Court of France, 1819.
Another beautiful court gown as an apology. I don’t typically like yellow very much, but this is such a bright and cheery color that I can forgive it!
Gallery of Fashion, July 1796.
The green gown is a gorgeous color, and what an unusual bonnet she has!
Journal des Dames et des Modes, 1821.
One of the best uses of flowers to ever grace the pages of this blog!
Journal de la Mode et du Gout, November 1790.
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!
Gallery of Fashion, December 1798.
Ooooh I love both of these! The yellow lining and accents on the blue is great, and the whole cut and fit of the white is charming! I especially love the very subtle puffs on her sleeves!
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?
Lady’s Museum, Morning and Evening Dresses, March 1818.
I MUST HAVE THEM BOTH!
Gallerie des Modes, 1779.
What a lovely combination of color, shape, and trim!
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.)
Journal des Dames et des Modes, 1829.
One of my readers, Guacira (all the way from Brazil!), just sent this fashion plate and a few others to me. Isn’t it beautiful! It’s a big image, too, so open it in a new tab to see all the detail.
Thank you so much to everyone who reads this blog! You guys are so generous and supportive and you make running this tumblr a delight! And thank you especially, Guacira, for sending this along.
Journal des Luxus, January 1792.
La Belle Assemblee, Evening and Ball Dresses, March 1828.
Wow, the print on that blue gown is lovely! One of my favorite things about the 1820s and 1830s is that they started embracing bold prints for evening wear which you don’t see a lot of in the 1800s and 1810s. I’m always a fan of stripes!
Fashions of London and Paris (from Journal des Dames et des Modes), August 1798.
Isn’t it amazing how a bright ribbon can make a simple white gown stunning?
Journal des Dames et des Modes, 1826.
Uhf. That’s a lot of hem work!