1816 fashion plates
Posted by Beth on January 16, 1998 at 00:17:21:
I ran into a neat find recently - two original Regency fashion plate engravings with hand colored pictures. One plate shows an evening and a riding costume for November 1816, the other shows a morning and an evening costume for September of the same year. On the bottom of each it says "by Dean & Munday, 35, Threadneedle Street."
The range of color is interesting as three of the dresses are pastel or white, and one is bright green (or was). The dresses really illustrate the growing trend towards more heavily decorated hems as they all have many elaborate rows of lace, etc, but the dresses maintain the high waisted feature. I'd give anything to show them to you, but they are a bit brittle, and I'm scannerless, anyway.
Just thought you'd be interested!
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