Maria Karolina Zofia Felicja Leszczyńska 1725-1768.

Marie Leczinska, Queen, France,  Coiffure, hairstyle, Rococo,
Maria Leszczyńska, Queen of France (1703-1768). Coiffure Louis XV.

Marie Leczinska 1725-1768. Coiffure Louis XV period.

Maria Karolina Zofia Felicja Leszczyńska from the polish noble Leszczynski was by marriage to Louis XV. Queen of France. Mary was a very devout Catholic, of good health and was considered a good-natured and undemanding.

She is described as not just beautiful, most handsome and as short stature but because of their dignified education, she was also quite witty. The wedding with Louis XV. was on 5 September 1725 celebrated in Fontainebleau. Many French and foreign princes attended the magnificent ceremony in which the bride wore a violet velvet, jeweled royal robe, a diadem and an eleven-meter-long train, carried by three noble ladies.

Louis XV. and Maria got in the first twelve years of marriage ten children, three of whom have died in infancy.

Source: Albums de coiffures historiques par E. Nissy. Editeur: Albert Brunet, Paris c. 1860.

Illustration, hairstyle, Albert Brunet,


Note:  Louis XVI fashion 1770-1795. Werther costume.

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.

Leave a Reply

The American Duchess Guide to 18th Century Beauty: 40 Projects for Period-Accurate Hairstyles, Makeup and Accessories by Lauren Stowell & Abby Cox.

Seventeenth and Eighteenth-Century Fashion in Detail by Avril Hart & Susan North. From cut and construction to fabric and trimmings.

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)


Couture: then and now Clothes define people. A person's clothing, whether it's a sari, kimono, or business suit, is an essential key to his or her culture, class, personality, or even religion. The Kyoto Costume Institute recognizes the importance of understanding clothing sociologically, historically, and artistically.