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Bonnets since 1776, 1778 France, Gallerie des Modes et Costumes Français
Row 1: Bonnet à la Victoire, la Candeur
Row 2: Bonnet au Levant, le Parterre galant

Bonnets since 1776, 1778 France, Gallerie des Modes et Costumes Français

Row 1: Bonnet à la Victoire, la Candeur

Row 2: Bonnet au Levant, le Parterre galant

Bonnets, 1780 France, Gallerie des Modes et Costumes Français
Row 1: Bonnet au Hérisson, Baigneuse en Marmotte
Row 2: Bonnet rond à la Paysanne, le même Bonnet ou de côté

Bonnets, 1780 France, Gallerie des Modes et Costumes Français

Row 1: Bonnet au Hérisson, Baigneuse en Marmotte

Row 2: Bonnet rond à la Paysanne, le même Bonnet ou de côté

Bonnets since 1776, 1778 France, Gallerie des Modes et Costumes Français
Row 1: Moyen Bonnet à la Frivolité, Nouveau Bonnet au Croissant
Row 2: Bonnet d’un gout nouveau, Bonnet à la plume de Paon

Bonnets since 1776, 1778 France, Gallerie des Modes et Costumes Français

Row 1: Moyen Bonnet à la Frivolité, Nouveau Bonnet au Croissant

Row 2: Bonnet d’un gout nouveau, Bonnet à la plume de Paon

Bonnets since 1776, 1778 France, Gallerie des Modes et Costumes Français
Row 1: Bonnet aux Bouillons, Bonnet à la paysanne d’un nouveau gout
Row 2: Bonnet aux Clochettes, Bonnet au Pouf

Bonnets since 1776, 1778 France, Gallerie des Modes et Costumes Français

Row 1: Bonnet aux Bouillons, Bonnet à la paysanne d’un nouveau gout

Row 2: Bonnet aux Clochettes, Bonnet au Pouf

"Bunch of sweet peas" fancy dress, 1896 England, Fancy Dresses Described by Ardern Holt

(See Illustration No. 42.) The skirt of the rasse terre length, is made of white satin, and so is the full bodice, both entirely covered with sweet-pea stalks, tied in a bunch at the side, to form the girdle.  The flowers border the top of the bodice and constitute the sleeves, and a pretty satin hat is fashioned after the form of the flower.  Long gloves are ruffled on the arm, sweet peas figure on the fan, and black shoes and white silk stockings complete the costume.

"Bunch of sweet peas" fancy dress, 1896 England, Fancy Dresses Described by Ardern Holt

(See Illustration No. 42.) The skirt of the rasse terre length, is made of white satin, and so is the full bodice, both entirely covered with sweet-pea stalks, tied in a bunch at the side, to form the girdle.  The flowers border the top of the bodice and constitute the sleeves, and a pretty satin hat is fashioned after the form of the flower.  Long gloves are ruffled on the arm, sweet peas figure on the fan, and black shoes and white silk stockings complete the costume.

New Woman fancy dress, 1896 England, Fancy Dresses Described by Ardern Holt

(See Illustration, Fig. 29.) She wears a cloth tailor-made gown, and her bicycle is pourtrayed in front of it, together with the Sporting Times and her golf club; she carries her betting book and her latch-key at her side, her gun is slung across her shoulder, and her pretty Tam o’ Shanter is surmounted by a bicycle lamp.  She has gaiters to her patent leather shoes, and is armed at all points for conquest.

This girl CAN. NOT. BE. STOPPED!!

New Woman fancy dress, 1896 England, Fancy Dresses Described by Ardern Holt

(See Illustration, Fig. 29.) She wears a cloth tailor-made gown, and her bicycle is pourtrayed in front of it, together with the Sporting Times and her golf club; she carries her betting book and her latch-key at her side, her gun is slung across her shoulder, and her pretty Tam o’ Shanter is surmounted by a bicycle lamp.  She has gaiters to her patent leather shoes, and is armed at all points for conquest.

This girl CAN. NOT. BE. STOPPED!!

Edward IV period costume, 1896 England, Fancy Dresses Described by Ardern Holt

(1461-1883) The period is illustrated in Fig. 12 by a simple satin gown with revers of contrasting color, such as ruby with light pink; the head-dress of ruby velvet richly embroidered and jeweled.  A veil of lisse depending from each point and floating at the back.  The steeple-chase head-dresses were the particular feature of the day.  They are described as rolls of linen pointed like steeples, half an ell high, some having a wing at the side called butterflies; the cap was covered with lawn, which fell to the ground, and was tucked under the arm; many chains about the neck; velvet, silk, damask cloth of gold, costly furs, and striped materials, all worn.  The period was illustrated in the Health Exhibition of 1884 by a female figure taken from the King Rene Paris Library.  The skirt divided in two down the centre, with gold braid, each half subdivided into divisions of pink, or dark blue, gold or white satin, some having diagonal heraldic emblazoning in gold; gold belt round the waist where bodice ends; white chemisette with an upright plaiting at neck, and gold necklet; sleeves of pink satin, bordered with gold, tight blue ones beneath, forming a point on either side of the hand; stomacher of white satin crossed with gold; steeple head-dress in gold color, distended with wire, long veil to feet.

Edward IV period costume, 1896 England, Fancy Dresses Described by Ardern Holt

(1461-1883) The period is illustrated in Fig. 12 by a simple satin gown with revers of contrasting color, such as ruby with light pink; the head-dress of ruby velvet richly embroidered and jeweled.  A veil of lisse depending from each point and floating at the back.  The steeple-chase head-dresses were the particular feature of the day.  They are described as rolls of linen pointed like steeples, half an ell high, some having a wing at the side called butterflies; the cap was covered with lawn, which fell to the ground, and was tucked under the arm; many chains about the neck; velvet, silk, damask cloth of gold, costly furs, and striped materials, all worn.  The period was illustrated in the Health Exhibition of 1884 by a female figure taken from the King Rene Paris Library.  The skirt divided in two down the centre, with gold braid, each half subdivided into divisions of pink, or dark blue, gold or white satin, some having diagonal heraldic emblazoning in gold; gold belt round the waist where bodice ends; white chemisette with an upright plaiting at neck, and gold necklet; sleeves of pink satin, bordered with gold, tight blue ones beneath, forming a point on either side of the hand; stomacher of white satin crossed with gold; steeple head-dress in gold color, distended with wire, long veil to feet.

Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter fancy dress, 1906, Masquerades, Tableaux and Drills (Butterick)

Spring: Gown of daffodil silk embroidered in white.  Full front of white China silk.  Elbow sleeves decorated with roses; wears a wreath of same flowers.  Large butterfly on corsage.

Summer: Frock of flowered organdy, trimmed with borders of small sprays of natural flowers.  Large straw hat tied under the chin.  Carries a basket of flowers.

Autumn: Skirt of white serge, border of grapes and leaves.  Skirt-yoke and bodice of leaves; sleeves and drapery of white chiffon.  White hat.  Carries sickle on a chain and wheat in the hand.

Winter: Gown of figured white mohair trimmed with bands and balls of swan’s down.  White tucked-silk tucker and cord frogs.  Carries a fur muff.  Skates may also be carried.

I wouldn’t recommend the sickle and ice skates.

Witch fancy dress, 1887 England, Fancy Dresses Described by Ardern Holt

(See Hubbard, Mother; Macbeth, and Coloured Illustration, Plate XV.) Short quilted skirt of red satin, with cats and lizards in black velvet; gold satin panier tunic; black velvet bodice laced over an old-gold crêpe bodice; small cat on right shoulder, a broom in the hand, with owl; tall pointed velvet cap; shoes with buckles.

Witch fancy dress, 1887 England, Fancy Dresses Described by Ardern Holt

(See Hubbard, Mother; Macbeth, and Coloured Illustration, Plate XV.) Short quilted skirt of red satin, with cats and lizards in black velvet; gold satin panier tunic; black velvet bodice laced over an old-gold crêpe bodice; small cat on right shoulder, a broom in the hand, with owl; tall pointed velvet cap; shoes with buckles.

Monte Carlo fancy dress, 1887 England, Fancy Dresses Described by Ardern Holt

Dress, half red satin, half black velvet and lace; one shoe red, one black; short skirt fringed with coins, and trimmed with cards; pointed coronet of red satin, with aigrette of cards on shoulder; croupier’s rake carried in hand; and Rouge et Noir. (See Coloured Illustration, Plate XI.)

Monte Carlo fancy dress, 1887 England, Fancy Dresses Described by Ardern Holt

Dress, half red satin, half black velvet and lace; one shoe red, one black; short skirt fringed with coins, and trimmed with cards; pointed coronet of red satin, with aigrette of cards on shoulder; croupier’s rake carried in hand; and Rouge et Noir. (See Coloured Illustration, Plate XI.)

Hornet fancy dress, 1887 England, Fancy Dresses Described by Ardern Holt

Short black or brown dress of velvet or satin; boots to match; tunic pointed back and front, with gold stripes; satin bodice of black or brown with gold gauze wings; cap of velvet with eyes and antennæ of insect. (See Coloured Illustration, No. VII.)

Hornet fancy dress, 1887 England, Fancy Dresses Described by Ardern Holt

Short black or brown dress of velvet or satin; boots to match; tunic pointed back and front, with gold stripes; satin bodice of black or brown with gold gauze wings; cap of velvet with eyes and antennæ of insect. (See Coloured Illustration, No. VII.)

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