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.
The Age of Undress by Amelia Rauser.
Dress in the Age of Jane Austen by Hilary Davidson.
Jane Austen at Home by Lucy Worsley
Regency walking dress. April 1809.
Fashions for ladies and gentleman.
A tunic of lilac silk, clasped down the front with gold ornaments; a cloak of the same colour attached, so as to unite closely behind, but to fall loose over the shoulders; fixed on the shoulders with golden ornaments: the cloak is lined with white or straw-colored silk, and ornamented with a border of gold.
Bonnet and boots of the same colour. Raised spotted muslin underdress, with loose sleeves, bound at the arms and wrist. Gold necklace, and York tan gloves.
Source: The repository of arts, literature, commerce, manufactures, fashions, and politics. London: Rudolph Ackermann.
- The GALLERY OF FASHION by Nikolaus von Heideloff.
- Incroyables et Merveilleuses by Horace Vernet.
- Reign of Louis XVI. 1774 to 1780.
- The French Republic 1789 to 1804.
- Reign of Napoleon I. 1804 to 1814.
- Reigns of Louis XVIII. and Charles X. 1815 to 1830.
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.