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Stays, ca 1790 England or France, the V&A Museum
These are interesting because they’re right in the middle of the transition from rigid, mono-boobed 18th century stays to the softer ones worn in the early 19th century.  Those odd tabs hanging off the back may have functioned as a miniature bustle.

Stays, ca 1790 England or France, the V&A Museum

These are interesting because they’re right in the middle of the transition from rigid, mono-boobed 18th century stays to the softer ones worn in the early 19th century.  Those odd tabs hanging off the back may have functioned as a miniature bustle.

Women’s jacket and vest, ca 1790, Musée des Tissus de Lyon

Women’s jacket and vest, ca 1790, Musée des Tissus de Lyon

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Silk embroidered jacket at KCI, c. 1790

Believe it or not, the first two photos are a reproduction of the extant jacket, which is pictured in the bottom photo, by Reine des Centfeuilles. Stunning!

Habit à la française, 1785-90 France, Les Arts Décoratifs

Habit à la française, 1785-90 France, Les Arts Décoratifs

Portrait of the Artist’s Daughter by Ermolay Kamezhenkov, 1790’s (early?) Russia, Rybinsk Museum-Preserve

Portrait of the Artist’s Daughter by Ermolay Kamezhenkov, 1790’s (early?) Russia, Rybinsk Museum-Preserve

Indoor shoes, 1785-90 France (probably), LACMA
Shoes, ca 1790 UK (probably), the Met Museum
Jacket, ca 1790 France, KCI

The British lifestyle of enjoying rural life and hunting in natural  surroundings also became popular in France, and the clothes became more  simplified in and after the 1770s. “Redingotes,” or riding coat, which  had been popular among men for horse riding or traveling, influenced  women’s clothes, resulting in sophisticated jackets like this.

Jacket, ca 1790 France, KCI

The British lifestyle of enjoying rural life and hunting in natural surroundings also became popular in France, and the clothes became more simplified in and after the 1770s. “Redingotes,” or riding coat, which had been popular among men for horse riding or traveling, influenced women’s clothes, resulting in sophisticated jackets like this.

Ensemble, ca 1790 France, the Met Museum
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Journal de la Mode et du Gout, July 1790.
Oh!  So much good stuff!  Green dress, cool trim, subtle stripe, embroidered kerchief, and a big, red hat!

damesalamode:

Journal de la Mode et du Gout, July 1790.

Oh!  So much good stuff!  Green dress, cool trim, subtle stripe, embroidered kerchief, and a big, red hat!

Portrait of a Lady by Jean-Laurent Mosnier, ca 1790

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