Monday, February 4, 2013

Fashions for February 1834

Monday, February 4, 2013
Loretta reports:

Blond lace, which also came in black but was still called blond, plays a considerable role in Silk is for Seduction, as it did in the 1830s.  I've seen more evidence of it in French fashions, but it was popular in England, too.  Though these fashions are from 1834, and my dressmaker stories are set in 1835, the year difference doesn't represent huge fashion changes, unlike the sudden shrinking of the giant sleeves that occurred in 1836, at the commencement of what I think of as the Droopy Fashion Era.

La Belle Assemblee, February 1834
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