Chapeaux. Les modes du second empire. Costume féminin français.

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Chapeaux, costume féminin, français, modes, second empire
Hats. Chapeaux.

L’histoire du costume féminin français. Les modes du second empire 1852 a 1870. Chapeaux – Planche 5.


  1. Capeline de satin rose, recouverte de mousseline blanche, larges pans roses tombant de chaque côté des oreilles.
  2. Chapeau de paille jaune, ruban vert.
  3. Chapeau de paille jaune citron, doublé de vert foncé, bord de dentelle tombant sur les yeux. Sous la passe, fleurs et rubans citron flottants.
  4. Chapeau de paille vert jaune, relevé sur le côté, larges coques de ruban bleu retombant en arrière de la passe.
  5. Chapeau jaune, petit bord ondulant, calotte garnie de deux guirlandes de fleurs bleues.
  6. Petit chapeau de paille jaune, large passe se relevant tout autour, grande aigrette marron retombant en arrière.
  7. Petit chapeau forme cloche, nœud de ruban blanc et plumes d’autruche autour dela calotte. 8. Chapeau «Albert» en feutre, bord rayé blanc et bleu, roulé sur les côtés,
  8. Petit bonnet de nansouk plissé avec large flot de ruban violet.
  9. Chapeau à bord relevé sur les côtés, baissé devantet derrière, garni d’une plume d’autruche. Les cheveux sont pris dans une résille.
  10. Chapeau de paille, large passe plate, coupée derrière, dégagean t le chignon dans le cou.
  11. Chapeau à passe plate formant de larges ondulations derrière; ruban de taffetas écossais.
  12. Chapeau tyrolien en feutre gris foncé.
  13. Chapeau «Cléopâtre», en feutre, avec visière formant casquette.
  14. Capote de satin avec ruché de dentelle au bord, fleurs sur le devant sous la passe, volant de dentelle tombant dans le cou.
  15. Toque garnie de fleurs et de dentelle. Voile retombant en arrière.
  16. Chapeau à volants de dentelle superposés, garni sur les côtés de marguerites et de plumes d’autruche blanches, bordure de ruban rose vif.
Note:  Summer mantles. Knitted dresses. Romantic era 1846.



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