By JoAnne Olian

ISBN-10: 0486141853

ISBN-13: 9780486141855

Superb illustrations from an extraordinary resource offer actual perspectives of evolving Victorian models — from excessive necklines, elongated bodices, and geared up bonnets to extravagant bustles. The meticulously reproduced plates contain depictions of attire, robes, and coats in addition to components. A needs to for dress designers, cultural historians, and type lovers. creation. Captions.

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B. Golden brown striped silk dress, trimmed with bias pieces of plain silk, arrranged in a square and finished with large velvet buttons. Black velvet paletot ornamented with bretelles and sash ends, trimmed with gimp and bugles. The hair is rolled à la Pompadour. The coiffure is two rolls of golden brown velvet. Fig. c. Dress of blue reps, trimmed with black silk and tassels. Cuir velvet bonnet. Fig. d. Dress and sack of gray linsey, trimmed with quillings and bands of green velvet. The sack skirt is turned back with revers of green silk.

Fig. a. Pale fawn dress and matching “peasant fashion” cape edged with silk fringe. Tight sleeves with fancy silk trimming; cord and tassel to match the belt. Matching silk bonnet. Fig. b. Morning dress of Jaconet muslin. Tight sleeves with a single puff above the elbow; lace ruffle at wrist. The skirt has a deep flounce. Plain body crossed in front, showing a cambric kerchief, with a lace frill. Fig. c. Yellow poult-de-soie hat. Gros de Naples dress; low corsage, tight sleeves, three flounces at hem.

Matching silk bonnet. Fig. b. Morning dress of Jaconet muslin. Tight sleeves with a single puff above the elbow; lace ruffle at wrist. The skirt has a deep flounce. Plain body crossed in front, showing a cambric kerchief, with a lace frill. Fig. c. Yellow poult-de-soie hat. Gros de Naples dress; low corsage, tight sleeves, three flounces at hem. Arab mantelet or shawl of cashmere, satin, or twisted silk. The garland is embroidered in floss silks or worsted. Fig. d. Gros de Naples capote. Cashmere dress, with a single deep flounce; mantelet of filet, trimmed with blonde.

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