Restoration (1814-1830), Romantic period (1830-1848), Second Empire (1852-1870).
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A lace worked dress, in circular shape, furnished with a lace cape reaching to the top of the embroidery, of very fine point d’Alençon.
Man in striped suit with frock coat, flat hat, lace-up tie and checked waistcoat. The woman wears a voluminous dress, the waist figure accentuated, the skirt supported by a steel frame.
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Early Victorian. 1840-1865. The crinoline of the mid-forties was probably the most concealing costume ever worn by women.
The Reign of the Crinoline. Petticoats, Cashmere shawls, Pompadour parasols. Dressmakers, like tailors, had begun to deal in ready-made garments.
Chapeaux de Mariton. Lingerie de Daniel Deray. Corsets de Mme. Dumoulin.
La vie Mondaine en 1850. Echoes of Bon Ton and of the life of fashion in 1850
German and french costume in Strasbourg. Civil costumes from Karlsruhe, Vienna, Frankfurt.
Fashion of the Rococo. Second half of the 18th Century.
Victorian Fashion England. Crinoline Costumes. Headdresses, Child costumes. The Englishwoman’s Domestic Magazine. Neo-Rococo style fashion.