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Fashion in 1700-1800 ( Cool Dresses )

"Gown with Front Fall Opening and Vandyked Collar" 1780-1790, pink silk dress from Janet Arnold's Patterns of Fashion 1 page 40

Italian 18th century stage costume worn in private court performances at the Meleto Castle, Tuscany

1790's Woman's Jacket Pattern from Color plates of original 18th Century costumes from Karl Kohler's Kostumekund

Tambour embroidery detail of petticoat, 1790, England, of Indian muslin. Museum of London

making 18th Century mules from modern shoes

1797 pattern for an open gown in Nora Waugh’s The Cut of Women’s Clothes 1600-1930 marshallhousedres...

c1775 French Toiletry Box or “necessaire”, containing 6 cut glass bottles, gilt silver mounts and stoppers, gilt beaker and funnel. Silver marks on each. Shagreen (shark skin) covered box, silk and velvet interior, elaborate hardware and key.

Wedding Dress, ca.1770, American Colonies, Green brown silk brocade. Low square neckline and elbow-length sleeves. No accompanying underskirt. homespun linen lining of this gown was taken and scraped into lint and used for dressing wounds of the American Revolutionary War soldiers in the year 1776. (Transcribed from information sewn onto dress.) Chicago History Museum

Red Silk Robe a lAnglaise, Victoria and Albert Museum, 1760s

Detail, Mary, Countess Howe by Gainsborough, 1763 Five strands of pearls about neck, transparent gauze fichu with embroidered edge covering decolletage, pretty pink silk gown, bow at elbow length sleeve to draw attention to three tiers of delicate lace ruffles (engageantes), black velvet band around wrist, gossamer thin apron, black silk shoes with gold/brass buckle.

Suzanna Beckford, 1756, Sir Joshua Reynolds. Probably commissioned as a marriage portrait. Susannah Beckford (d.1803) was the sole heir to the fortune amassed by her father, Richard Love of Basing Park, Hampshire. In February 1755 she married Francis Beckford (d. 1768), son of the Governor of Jamaica, who accumulated vast wealth from sugar & the slave trade. According to the London Magazine for 1755 Susannah's personal wealth at the time of her marriage was 20,000 pounds. (c) TATE

Dress, mid 18th century

Dress, mid 18th century