Embroidered chiffon dresses. Rubens scarves. Rice straw hats. 1832.

Romantic fashion era. 19th century biedermeier costumes
La Mode 1832

Romantic fashion era costumes. La Mode 1832.

Embroidered chiffon dresses. Rubens scarves. Rice straw hats.

Robes de mousseline brodée. Fichus echarpes en rubens de Mlle. Latour. Chapeaux de paille de riz.

Source: La Mode 1832. Journal et gravures des mode. Bibliography of costume.


Note:  Corsages. Les modes du second empire. Costume féminin français.

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