History of Costume. Empire Romantic Era of the middle or late 1820’s. Young lady wears a ballroom ensemble. Young man dressed in evening clothes.
The hand bag and parasol illustrate two of the most common accessories of the 19th century.
What a dandy was to the Regency, and an exquisite to the Elizabethans, a dude was to the late 19th century.
The party dress here shows definite leanings toward the Romantic period, which began with 1815.
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.
Early Victorian. 1840-1865. The crinoline of the mid-forties was probably the most concealing costume ever worn by women.
A lady in so called princess dress and waterfall hairstyle. The bearded gentleman is dressed in formal afternoon attire, wearing a cut-away coat, horseshoe stickpin, and boutonniere.
This man and woman on their way to church are dressed in a manner becoming the late Victorian aristocrats on a semiformal afternoon occasion.
The Ionic dress is more ornamental and richer than the Doric. This style became popular later in Greek history and was more complicated.
Ionic dress. Compared to modern dress, it was an easy, comfortable, simple style of clothing.