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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!

Shoes worn by Juliette Récamier, 1799-1815 France, Les Arts Décoratifs

Shoes worn by Juliette Récamier, 1799-1815 France, Les Arts Décoratifs

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

Portrait of Martha Arbeneva by Vladimir Borovikovsky, 1798 Russia

Portrait of Martha Arbeneva by Vladimir Borovikovsky, 1798 Russia

Evening dress, ca 1800 India (probably - for the Western market), LACMA

Evening dress, ca 1800 India (probably - for the Western market), LACMA

Indoor shoes, 1785-90 France (probably), LACMA
Dress, ca 1795 England, LACMA
Shoes, ca 1800, Nordiska Museet

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