The party dress here shows definite leanings toward the Romantic period, which began with 1815.
Costumes and scarves in the 18th and 19th century. The fashion of classicism during the French directorate, consulate and first empire.
The Reign of the Crinoline. Petticoats, Cashmere shawls, Pompadour parasols. Dressmakers, like tailors, had begun to deal in ready-made garments.
Romantic fashion in the reign of Louis Philippe. The man is wearing a militaire or redingote and a chapeau claque. The woman is wearing a tightly cinched dress.
French national costumes of Brittany. Département Finistère in the 19th century. Peasant and bourgeois costumes.
Female national costumes of Alsace. Hairdresses and headgear of the different estates. The bendel in different shapes. The fur cap.
The striped stockings and crooked stick are characteristic of the Incroyables. The trend toward simplicity resulted in a classic silhouette for women (Merveilleuses).
France 18th century. Fashion types from the time of the Directory. Stock exchange speculators and crooks. The Merveilleuses and the Incroyables.
Women’s fashion of classicism in France at the end of the 18th century. Modes of the Directory and the Consulate (1795-1804).
Womens fashion at an Official ball during the French Empire in 1804. White remained a very popular color for women during the Empire period.