Inspiring images of colonial-era fashion for dress creations.
A Light blue dress with tons of ribbon!
Fashion 18th Century ball gown dress ensemble costume circa from 1752-1775. Made from very fine silk, lace and trim with embroidered small flower floral pattern in off white woven into the pale blue background. Hat decorated with millinery flower.
Ball gown dress Robe a la Francaise 18th century fashion circa from British, England in 1760-1770. #Historical #Costume made from woven silk brocade with chenille flower floral embroidered, lace tulle, garland trim, millinery flower and ruffle frills. Flounce sleeves with matching stomacher. Skirt open at the front and away from the waist towards the sides with stunning embelishment trimming sew into the shape of more #flower #garland and #leaves on the robe . #Baroque #Rococo #Vintage #Fashion
Robe à la Française Date: 1760–70 Culture: British Medium: silk
An even closer look at the sleeve detail of a Robe à l'Anglaise, 1770–75, British, silk, metal (c) Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Mens green silk banyan, ca 1760 England (ca 1742-43 silk), Cora Ginsburg Collection
Bright colors and patterns in this man's colonial-era outfit from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, “Fashioning Fashion: European Dress in Detail 1700-1915. exhibit”
Robe volante (in German called "Kontusch"), 1700; Germanic National Museum in Nuremberg
Detail: Mantua, Stomacher and petticoat, Italy, 1700. LACMA Collections Online
Back detail of c. 1775 Robe a'la Francaise with compere stomacher.
Late 1770's riding habit in the style of Lady Wosley, 2012
translation from site - "the "stages" of a typical eighteenth-century hairdo that we made for the exhibition of Marie Antoinette"
Gentlemen's Frockcoats, waistcoats and breeches, Italy, 1780
This is just gorgeous! Gown and fichu detail from Self-portrait with a Harp, circa 1791, Rose-Adélaïde Ducreux (1761 – July 26, 1802). Note how the lace at the elbow has been folded up over the sleeve, out of the way of the harp strings for ease of play.
These dresses were made for the Society of Martha Washington Colonial Pageant and Ball in Laredo, Texas. And they are generally worn by 17 year old girls. Because no one else has a waist that small!
How Wide Should Your 18th Century Panniers Be? An article by American Duchess on proportions for the perfect pannier when making your Robe a la Francaise.
American Duchess: How Wide Should Your 18th Century Panniers Be?
1780s Polonaise robes. Left: French; Right: American.