Category Archives: Friday’s Fashion Plates

1831 Archery Outfits

Friday’s Fashion Plates: Archery Outfits, 1831 Today we have two outfits designed for archery from La Belle Assemblée magazine. (Click any image to view it full-size.) In 1831, the Romantic Era was just beginning. Waistlines dropped to a more natural … Continue reading

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1864 Bathing Dresses

Friday’s Fashion Plate: 1864 Bathing Dresses Today we have four bathing dresses, as featured in a fashion plate from July 1864. This was the height of the hoopskirt era, when dresses were full and bell-shaped. You can see the current … Continue reading

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1913 Day and Evening Dresses

Friday’s Fashion Plate: 1913 Day and Evening Dresses Today we have two dresses from Journal Des Demoiselles, 1913.

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1877 Zone-Front Day Dress

Friday’s Fashion Plate: 1877 Zone-Front Day Dress Today we have a green day dress from La Dress Élégante, 1877.

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1876 Princess-Cut Day Dresses

Friday’s Fashion Plate: 1876 Day Dresses Today we have two dresses from La Mode Illustrée, 1876. In 1876, the Natural Form style was just beginning. Styles were beginning to simplify. The bustle had dropped and the back of the dress … Continue reading

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1831 French Evening Gowns

Friday’s Fashion Plate: 1831 French Evening Gowns Today we have a pair of French gowns that are most likely for evening. With this era, it can sometimes be difficult to tell, but the low, off-the-shoulder necklines, the short, puffed sleeves, … Continue reading

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1810 Ballgown

Friday’s Fashion Plate: 1810 Ballgown This English ballgown is from Ackermann’s Repository of Arts, 1810.

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1869 Visiting Dresses

Friday’s Fashion Plates: 1869 Visiting Dresses Here is a fashion plate from an 1869 issue of The Englishwoman’s Domestic Magazine. It contains two visiting dresses, one of which uses a remarkable color combination.

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1889 Summer Dresses

Friday’s Fashion Plates 1889 Summer Dresses These two dresses come from an American fashion plate and are described only as being for late summer. They are certainly day dresses and might be considered visiting toilettes or walking dresses.

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1875 Racing Dress

Friday’s Fashion Plates 1875 Racing Dress This dress is from La Mode Artistique in 1875 and is described as a toilette for the races.

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