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Progress Of The Toilet

In 1810, British caricaturist James Gillray created a series of engravings titled Progress Of The Toilette, showing how a Regency lady would get dressed for the different engagements she had to attend throughout the day. There are so many details in these pictures, giving us an accurate insight about the time a lady spent at

Fashion Monstrosities

George Cruikshank (1792-1878), was an English caricaturist and book illustrator. Dubbed the “modern Hogarth”, he became famous for his social caricatures of English life. Among his most renowned works are the “Monstrosities”, a series of prints, which were published annually from 1816 to 1828, ridiculing the fashions of his time. Here are a few of

Jane Austen’s Pelisse Coat?

Very popular from the late 18th to the early 19th century, the pelisse was a coat dress, or overdress, that was worn over a dress. Depending on the materials with which it was made, and the season, it could have been worn in and outside the house. The one shown above, “of good quality silk

Fashions For 1829 (Part 4)

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