French and German Fashion. Last third of the 18th Century.

The Age of Undress by Amelia Rauser.

Dress in the Age of Jane Austen by Hilary Davidson.

Jane Austen at Home by Lucy Worsley 


18th Century, French, Revolution, fashion, Incroyables, Merveilleuses German, Biedermeier, costumes,

Last third of the 18th Century.

French and German Fashion. Last third of the 18th Century.

Top row left to right:

French Fashion in 1780. Right: German costume of Werther time. (The literary movement of storm und urge to you, triggered by the epistolary novel – The Sorrows of Young Werther by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

The Age of Undress by Amelia Rauser.

Dress in the Age of Jane Austen by Hilary Davidson.

Jane Austen at Home by Lucy Worsley 


The Fabric of Civilization: How Textiles Made the World Paperback – December 7, 2021
by Virginia Postrel (Author)

From Neanderthal string to 3D knitting, an “expansive” global history that highlights “how textiles truly changed the world” (Wall Street Journal)

Bottom row left to right:

French Revolution fashion. Incroyables and Merveilleuses of the Year in 1794. Right: German Biedermeier fashion early 1800’s.

Source: On the history of costumes. Münchener Bilderbogen. Edited by Braun and Schneider 1860.