I’ve found two more fashion plates from the year 1829 and thought I’d share them with you. Aren’t these dresses very pretty? My favourite is the second one. I love the style, the feminine colour combination and the many feathers in the hat. I just can’t resist a nice feather hat. Here are the images. Enjoy!
A dress of stone-colored gros de Naples, bordered by two flounces: the body plain, with sleeves a la Marie. A muslin pelerine is worn with this dress, trimmed round with broad lace, and surmounted at the throat by a full ruff of lace. The hat is of pink gros de Naples, trimmed with ribbon of the same color.
A dress of rose-colored satin, with a very broad hem round the border, headed by points falling over, and trimmed round with narrow blond: over these are five very narrow stripes of black velvet. The corsage is a la Sevigne, with long white crape sleeves a l’imbecille, confined at the wrist by gold bracelets, fastened by a large Ceylon ruby set in gold, in a lozenge diamond. The head-dress is a beret of black velvet, tastefully adorned with pink ribbon and plumage.
Do you like these dresses?
The Ladies’ pocket magazine, 1829