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Hello everyone, are you curious to know what dress styles were fashionable in November 1831 in England and France? Then, let’s take a look at some of these dresses below, shall we? I have to admit the only dress I like is the English dinner dress. The color is beautiful and I love the ferroniere
Marie Antoinette’s Gossip Guide To The 18th Century has a very interesting post on Rose Bertin, Marie Antoinette’s dress maker. To quote: She began working for Mlle. Pagelle at the Trait Galant. Another rumor had it that one of the costumers was the mistress of the Comte de Charolais. She had two illegitimate daughters. Long
Hello everyone, curious to know what fashionable and stylish ladies wore in the autumn of 1817? Then take a look at these fashion plates. Aren’t these dresses gorgeous? I love their style and colour. What about you? SEPTEMBER BRIGHTON WALKING DRESS Jaconot muslin round dressover a French grey sarsnet slip. The dress is richly worked
Hello everyone, today’s prints are particularly interesting because they don’t just show what dress styles were fashionable in the winter of 1817, but they were taken from clothes actually bought and worn by one of the magazine’s subscribers. Apparently, they were purchased from a certain Mrs Bell’s in St. James’s-street. I can’t help but wonder
Today I want to show you some more prints of dresses women would have worn in January 1832. Unfortunately, they are in black and white but I think they are very beautiful anyway. The day dresses of this period still have sleeves that are insanely big at the top and very narrow at the wrist,