Monday, July 9, 2012

Fashions for July 1835

Monday, July 9, 2012
Loretta reports:

Here's an example of the Parisian styles Maison Noirot's customers might have encountered in Scandal Wears Satin.

Lady's Magazine & Museum Vol VII















This plate & description turned up unexpectedly in the wrong lady's magazine.  Perusing the 1833 Lady's Magazine & Museum, I found, stuck in the back, the July-October 1835 issues.  A very happy accident for me, since 1835  isn't the easiest year to find fashions for.  Click on pictures & text to enlarge.

Note:  Brodequins are half-boots, with leather soles and satin uppers.  In Paris, "Brodequins of satin royal are fashionable; if not the colour of the dress, they should be bronze, dark moss green, or grey."

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

The fashiion certain would help shy maidens keep men at arm's length. How any man could get close enough to a female to steal a kiss is beyond me. Cage in the women in a cage large enough to keep males at a distance.
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SquirrelHeart said...

This looks extremely uncomfortable and I would hate to be wearing it in July :)
But moss green "brodequins" sound intriguing....

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