By JoAnne Olian
Superb illustrations from a unprecedented resource offer genuine perspectives of evolving Victorian models — from excessive necklines, elongated bodices, and equipped bonnets to extravagant bustles. The meticulously reproduced plates contain depictions of clothes, robes, and coats in addition to add-ons. A needs to for dress designers, cultural historians, and type fanatics. advent. Captions.
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PLATE 14. JULY 1843. Fig. a. Equestrienne. Figs. b—d. Summer dresses. PLATE 15. JANUARY 1843. Fig. a. Dress of thibet merino with six braided tucks. Down the front is a large tuck, trimmed with braid. Fig. b. Dress of gros de Brazil, with seven flounces, each edged with a bias fold. Fig. c. Dress of embroidered white tarletane muslin. Fig. d. Open dress of Altapacca poplin, trimmed with silk cord. Fig. e. Dress of Turkish satin, pleats or folds down the front, caught at intervals with satin knots or clasps.
A fanchon of black lace is thrown over the head and tied under the chin. Fig. e. A dress and shawl of white organdy muslin, striped with black. The skirt is scalloped on the edge and bound with scarlet braid; scarlet sash. The sleeves are scalloped with red, and trimmed with small pearl buttons. White chip hat. White silk parasol, covered with black lace. PLATE 37. MAY 1865. Fig. a. Light Russian gray silk, with blue silk bands edged with black lace. Gray silk tunic skirt with blue silk in front, quite long in back, cut in points in front and trimmed with blue-and-gray fringe.
Morning costume for a watering-place. Dress of white alpaca gored à l’Imperatrice, and trimmed with rose velvet ribbon and goat-hair tassels. The hair is à la Pompadour, with a coiffure of black silk net, with large beads and a velvet coronet. Fig. b. Afternoon dress for a young lady, of blue grenadine, cross-barred and figured with black. A waved trimming of pale blue silk with black lace, chenille tassels, and gimp on skirt and bertha. The low corsage is pointed, showing a chemisette of thin muslin puffs and Valenciennes inserting.
80 Godey's Full-Color Fashion Plates. 1838-1880 by JoAnne Olian