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Colonial Fashion


pink silk coat was worn by a Frenchman in the court of Louis XVI in the 18th century.

Mother of Pearl fan mid 18th century, V museum collection

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1770′s corset with lacing at the centre back, panniers with slits in the sides to reach the pocket and petticoat with placket fastening at the centre back.

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Second quarter of 18th century, America - Petticoat - Quilted silk satin with glazed wool lining and wool batting

A late 18th century Indian chintz jacket and shawl, paired with a European skirt in glazed printed cotton.

1780s; but GORGEOUS shape, awesome photos and detail and construction shots. I love the chemise, too!

Before the Automobile: 1780's stays

Mantua, England, Great Britain (made), France (woven), 1755-1760 (made), 1753-1755 (woven), Silk, silver-gilt thread, linen thread, silk thread, hand-sewn