Category Archives: 18th Century

Costume and Fashion History during the 18th Century. Clothing of the Late Baroque, Rococo, Louis XV, Louis XVI, Rose Bertin Minister of Fashion at the court of Marie Antoinette. The French Revolution fashion period of Incroyables and Merveilleuses. The Georgians and Regency period.

The Indian greeting. India Mughal empire era.

India Mughal empire costumes. The Indian greeting. Mohammedan dress.

The Indian greeting

The Indian greeting.

India Mughal empire period. Continue reading

The Queen of Candy, Sri Lanka.

Sinhalese traditional clothing. Queen. Candy, Sri Lanka. Traditional Sari.

The Queen of Candy, Sri Lanka.

The Queen of Candy, Sri Lanka.

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A Rajput bride. India 18th century costume.

Rajasthan costume. Rajput bride. Traditional Indian wedding dress. Mughal Empire

Rajput bride

A Rajput bride. India 18th century.

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A Mohammedan Mughal woman, 18th century.

A Mohammedan Mughal woman costume. India traditional costumes.

A Mughal woman presented a rose to his Lord

A Mohammedan Mughal woman, 18th century.

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A Mohammedan praying. Indian Mughal empire period.

India Mughal costumes. Traditional India clothing. A Mohammedan praying.

A Mohammedan praying.

A Mohammedan praying. Indian Mughal costume.

Oriental Scenery 1786–1794, Engraved by Thomas Daniell (1749-1840) and William Daniell (1769-1837).

The Sultan. India Mughal empire 18th century.

Sultan. India Mughal empire costumes. India national costumes.

The Sultan

The Sultan. India Mughal empire 18th century.

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Ceylon. A Female Peasant, 18th century.

Female Peasant. Ceylon, 18th century. Sinhalese Sri Lanka traditional costumes

A Female Peasant of Ceylon.

A Female Peasant of Ceylon, 18th century.

From the book: The Oriental Annual, or Scenes in India. Comprising twenty-five engravings from original drawings by William Daniell, R.A. and a descriptive Account by the Rev. Hobart Caunter, B.D. London: Published by Edward Bull, Holles Street, Cavendish Square, 1834.

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A Hindu woman in 18th century.

Traditional India costume. Hindu woman clothing.

A Hindu woman 18th c.

A Hindu woman

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The Gallery of Fashion June 1796. England Opera dresses.

Heideloff Gallery of Fashion Opera dresses. England Georgian period clothes. Regency costumes.

Opera dresses. June 1796.

The Gallery of Fashion June 1796. England Opera dresses.

FIG. CI.

Dress à l’Espagnole. The front hair combed straight on the forehead; the side hair in ringlets, and the hind hair in three loops, the ends returned in ringlets. Fancy-hat of white and lilac-coloured taffeta. White muslin gown; short sleeves, puffs, and Vandyke scallops of lilac silk. Small handkerchief trimmed with broad blonde. Pearl necklace. Diamond ear-rings.

FIG. CII.

The front hair combed straight on the forehead; the side hair in ringlets; the hind hair turned up plain, and the ends returned in ringlets. Turban of silver net, looped at the right side with a silver band. One light-blue, two white brush feathers, and a large diamond pin, with a diamond aigrette, on the left side. Robe of yellow stained muslin; short sleeves. White satin girdle with small roses, and shoulder clasps. Small handkerchief trimmed with blonde.

FIG. CIll.

The toupee dressed large, and in small curls; plain chignon, falling very low on the back; two wreaths of green foil round the toupee and a bouquet of white roses on the left side. Robe of silver tissue embroidered in the shell pattern; short sleeves trimmed with lace; full épaulettes of Italian gauze. Tucker of broad lace. Wreath of green foil round the neck, fastened in the front and upon the shoulders with diamond rosettes. Sash of white satin riband, tied on the right side into a bow. Festoon pearl neck-lace, with a medallion. Large pearl ear-rings.

Gallery of Fashion Vol. 3, April 1795 to March 1796.
Published by Nicolaus Wilhelm von Heideloff, London.

The Gallery of Fashion May 1796. England evening dresses for the opera.

Jane Austen regency costumes. England Georgian Vintage Fashion

Opera dresses. May 1796.

The Gallery of Fashion May 1796. England evening dresses for the opera.

FIG. XCVI.
The hair combed plain round the face; two white bands mixed with the curls of the toupee; the curls dressed very tight and smooth, the hind hair turned up short and plain. Small yeoman hat of blue satin, lined with white, and a gold band round the crown; two white ostrich feathers on the left side near the front, fixed with a gold pin, the head representing the Prince’s crest. Round gown of embroidered muslin, trimmed round the neck with lace; short sleeves in half plaits, with white satin épaulettes and cuffs. Pearl necklace and gold ear-rings.

FIG, XCVII.
The hair combed straight round the face; the hind hair turned up in three short loops, returned in ringlets, and crossed with two gold bands.
Diamond bandeau and diamond pin on the right side; and on the left a wreath of green leaves intermixed with the hair; two white ostrich feathers in the front. Petticoat of light blue tiffany; body of the same, with short sleeves trimmed with lace. Plaiting of broad lace round the neck. Upper petticoat of white crape, spotted with white satin in chenilles; robe of the same; spotted in the same manner; the whole Vandyke scalloped. Diamond ear-rings, girdle, and clasps. Pearl necklace. White gloves and shoes, richly embroidered in silver.

FIG. XCVIII.
The hair combed plain round the face. Chiffonet of silver muslin, the end trimmed with a silver fringe; the hind hair turned up in two loops; silver bandeau on the left side, and on the right a wreath of honeysuckle silver flowers. Three party-coloured green and white ostrich feathers in the front. Petticoat of white tiffany with a rich embroidered border ; white satin body, embroidered in silver round the neck. Robe of salmon-coloured tiffany; short sleeves; épaulettes, cuffs, and binding of green satin. Full plaiting of broad blonde round the neck. Silk cord and tassels round the waist. Diamond ear-rings. White gloves and shoes.

Gallery of Fashion Vol. 3, April 1795 to March 1796.
Published by Nicolaus Wilhelm von Heideloff, London.

The Gallery of Fashion April 1796. England Evening Dresses.

England Regency fashion. Georgian period clothing. Jane Austen Costumes. Directoire style, Neoclassical dresses

Evening dresses, April 1796.

The Gallery of Fashion April 1796. England Evening Dresses.

FIG. XCII.

Turban of white satin; bandeau embroidered in silver; diamond pin, and black velvet loop, trimmed with diamonds in the front; the hair intermixed with the turban; the hind hair turned up plain and short; three white ostrich feathers placed in the front. White satin petticoat, the bottom embroidered in gold; short petticoat of white crape, the bottom of it also embroidered in gold. Body of purple velvet, buttoned in the front with one large and two small diamonds; diamond clasp upon the shoulder.
White crape full sleeves with puckered cuffs, bound with gold; upper bracelets and girdle of black velvet, set with diamonds. Diamond necklace and ear-rings. White and gold shoes.

FIG. XCIII.

Chiffonet of white crape with gold spangles; the hair combed straight round the face; the hind hair turned up plain and short, the ends in ringlets, intermixed with the chiffonet; broad gold slider. Gold bandeau. Long string of pearls with a large tassel, crossed upon the chiffonet. Two white ostrich feathers. Petticoat of white lawn richly embroidered at the bottom. Body of rose-coloured satin, tied upon the shoulder with a white satin riband with silver spangles. White satin long sleeves, trimmed with blonde, and a small gold chain and button; short full upper sleeves of lawn spangled in silver, crossed and fastened also with a large gold chain and button. Large gold chain round the waist. Gold ear-rings and gold festoon necklace. White shoes crossed with gold.

Gallery of Fashion Vol. 3, 1795-1796. Published by Nicolaus Wilhelm von Heideloff, London.