As my books and posts probably make obvious, I spend a lot of time perusing ladies’ magazines from the early 1800s. For the blog, I may choose a fashion because it’s bizarre. Or it may be because it’s a year I haven’t done for a while. In this case, I chose because I liked the dresses, the art, and the grace of the poses. Fashion was getting more structured in the 1820s, yet these plates manage to look airy, somehow. The pelerine on the blue dress looks like a fall of lace rather than the stiffer little cape one sees in the 1830s.
I can’t decide which is my favorite, though. What about you?
Clicking on the image will enlarge it. Clicking on the caption will take you to the online source, where you can enlarge further. My apologies for the weird placement. Blogger limits my flexibility with images.