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Hello ladies, I haven’t posted any fashion plates in ages. Time to remedy that, don’t you think? Here are a few that shows us what a fashionable lady would have worn in the first half of 1812: FEBRUARY EVENING COSTUME An amber crape dress Out white sarsnet, trimmed with pearls or white beads, with a
Hello everyone, today we’re gonna take a look at the style of clothes worn in 1810. Dresses were still in the empire fashion and those ridiculously huge sleeve still hadn’t made an appearance: EVENING DRESS A jacket of pale buff Merino cloth, with antique stomacher, richly embroidered in green chenille, finished with silk tassels; a
What would the fashionable Englishwoman have worn in June 1810? Let’s take a look: The evening dress is really beautiful, isn’t it? Instead, I find the walking dress only so-so. I love the yellow colour of the scarf and parasol, but that hat isn’t very flattering, isn’t it? What do you think of these outfits?
Hello everyone, today we’re gonna take a quick look at the fashions of 1807. As I mentioned before, I’m not a big fan of the muslin dresses that were popular during this era. They all look alike to me, and they aren’t very flattering either. But I love to see how the ladies accessorized them.
Hello everyone, today we’re gonna take a look at what fashions were popular in the summer of 1829. There’s even an image of a wedding dress. Enjoy! AUGUST WEDDING DRESS A Round dress of Brussels lace over a slip of white gros de Tours; the body of the slip is cut low and square; the
Hello everyone, today I bring even more plates showing the fashions that were popular in 1829. Enjoy! Evening Dress A dress of white striped gauze, over pink satin: the body a la Grecque, with short sleeves, edged round the arm with narrow blond: the border of the dress is of gauze, bouillone, headed by a
Hello everyone, 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
Hello everyone, here are some more prints of clothes that were very fashionable in the last months of 1816. I find the ball dress delightful, but I’m not sure about the rest… Mmm.. What do you think? OCTOBER HALF DRESS A GOWN of lilac sarsnet, cut low round the bust, which is trimmed with pink