Short puffed sleeves costume. Guirlande de Mousse mêlée de fleurs.

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French, Empire, fashion, Costume, Parisien,
Costume Parisien 1798.

Short puffed sleeves costume, 1798.

France 1798. First Empire Fashion.

Guirlande de Mousse mêlée de fleurs. Manches courtes, gonflées sur l’avant – bras. Ceinture, formée dun Ruban rayé, à carreaux.

Garland of Moss mixed with flowers. Short sleeves, puffed up at the front – arms. Waistband, made of a striped, checked ribbon.

Source: Journal des dames et des modes. Costumes parisien 1798. 

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