Thursday, March 3, 2016

Fashions for March 1824

Thursday, March 3, 2016
1824 Morning Dress
 Loretta reports:

Last month we looked at fashions from 1812.  This month we advance to the 1820s. By this time, the waistline has dropped, with a snug-fitting bodice, and the hems tend to be richly trimmed.

I chose these fashions from Ackermann’s Repository for March 1824, because the artist was showing figures in motion, which I think allowed the dresses to more closely approximate what they would have looked like in real life.

Unfortunately, with fashion illustrations, we tend to get a very stiff, almost cartoon-like image, while portraits as well as clothing in museum collections often show a softer flow, and fabric clinging more gently to the figure. (Some Wikipedia examples here, here, and here.)

1824 Dress Description

1824 Evening Dress

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