Summer mantles. Knitted dresses. Romantic era 1846.

The American Duchess Guide to 18th Century Dressmaking: How to Hand Sew Georgian Gowns and Wear Them With Style by Lauren Stowell (Author), Abby Cox (Author).

Lauren Stowell and Abby Cox of American Duchess have endeavored to make the impossible possible by bringing historically accurate dressmaking techniques into your sewing room. Learn how to make four of the most iconic 18th century silhouettes―the English Gown, Sacque Gown, Italian Gown and Round Gown―using the same hand sewing techniques done by historic dressmakers.

Summer mantles. Knitted dresses. Romantic Era, Crinolines Victorian fashion period.

La Mode 1846.

Lace summer mantles. Knitted dresses. Romantic era 1846.

Chapeaux de Mme. Pener, 4, rue Neuve Saint Augustin. Etoffes de robes de la Maison Gagelin. Mantelet en dentelle de l’été. Lingerie de Mme Tulasne-Ledoux, 348 rue Saint-Honoré. Bijoux de Gillion, 13. Boulevard des Italiens. Gants Mayer. Envois divers de la Maison de Commission Lassalle et Cie, 35 rue Louis le Grand.

La Mode. Journal et gravures des mode. Bibliography of costume. Romantic Era, Crinolines Victorian fashion period.

Associated to:

  1. The Second Republic. 1848 to 1851. Victorian era. “Second Rococo”.
  2. Fashion in the Reign of Philippe. 1830 to 1848. Romanticism. Early Victorian era. Biedermeier
  3. Reigns of Louis XVIII. and Charles X. 1815 to 1830. The Restoration period. Biedermeier.
  4. Reign of Napoleon I. 1804 to 1814. First Empire, Regency period.
  5. Comparison of the French and English modes. The Regency fashion period 1808-1815.
  6. Fashion History France. On the history of costumes. Archives of French fashion
Note:  History of a Crime. The Death of Baudin. Victor-Marie Hugo.

Support and Seduction: The History of Corsets and Bras (Abradale Books) by Beatrice Fontanel.

Thoughout the ages, women's breasts have been subjected to the endless whims of fashion. From the ancient Greeks to Mae West and Madonna, this light-hearted book charts the changing shapes of female beauty. The elegant and amusing images - including fashion drawings, paintings, photographs, and film stills - illustrate the often surprising history of the garments women have worn for support - and seduction.

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