Men costumes. Romanticism fashion, 1839.

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.

Romantic, Dandy, costumes, Romanticism, fashion history

Men’s suits 1839.

Men costumes. Romanticism, 1839.

Costumes d’hommes de Lacroix rue St. Anne. Chemises Cravates et Gants de Mr. Doucet, rue de la Paix, 17. Coiffures de Delignou, Place de la Bouisse, 27. Chapeau de Jay, 5, rue Montmaitie. Gilets de Blanc Dressoir de Maigret, Mme Vivienne. Porcelaines anglaise de V. Toy, 19 de la C. d’antin. 12. Janvier 1839.

La Mode. Journal et gravures des mode. Bibliography of costume. Romantic Era, Early Victorian.


  1. Fashion under the French Revolution 1789 to 1802.
  2. Fashion during the french revolution. Paris 1793 to 1795. By Julius M. Price.
  3. The Gallery of Fashion by Nikolaus von Heideloff.
  4. The days of the Directoire by Alfred Allinson.
  5. The Incroyables and Muscadins. The French directory dandies.
  6. Nymphs and Merveilleuses. The Frenchwoman of the century by Octave Uzanne.
  7. Les Incroyables et Merveilleuses. Drawings by Carle Vernet, Horace Vernet .
  8. Comparison of the French and English modes. The Regency fashion period 1808-1815.
  9. The French Republic 1789 to 1804. Fashion during the directoire. By Augustin Challamel.
  10. Reign of Napoleon I. 1804 to 1814. French Empire era, in England the Regency or Georgian fashion era.
  11. French first empire modes under the Restoration 1814-1815.
  12. Reigns of Louis XVIII. and Charles X. 1815 to 1830. The Restoration or Romanticism fashion era. German Biedermeier.
  13. Fashion in the Reign of Philippe. 1830 to 1848. Victorian era. Romanticism fashion.
  14. Fashion and Costumes of the The Second Republic. 1848 -1851. Victorian era. “Second Rococo”.
  15. Fashion History France. On the history of costumes. Archives of French fashion
Note:  The hoop skirt and its development within the history of costumes.

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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