Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Fashions for December 1827

Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Loretta reports:

After the mid 1820s, as waistlines descended, the skirts widened.  So did the shoulders and sleeves.  Also, hair & hats started going wildly upward and outward.  This kind of reminds me of the 1980s:  big shoulders & big hair.

Please note the delightful reticule worn with the green dress.

These prints (please click to enlarge) are from La Belle Assemblée*, Volume 6, 1827.


 * Full title: La Belle Assemblée; Or, Bell's Court and Fashionable Magazine: Containing Interesting and Original Literature, and Records of the Beau-monde.


nokomarie said...

Such a shame that fashion took such a nosedive after 1819. The only thing that looks nice in these two plates is the reticule.

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