The Marquise de Becdelièvre by Alexander Roslin, 1780

The Marquise de Becdelièvre by Alexander Roslin, 1780

Robe à l’anglaise | ca. 1780 | Colonial Williamsburg
This dress is cotton with silk embroidery - which just goes to show how spectacular an “average” material can become.

Robe à l’anglaise | ca. 1780 | Colonial Williamsburg

This dress is cotton with silk embroidery - which just goes to show how spectacular an “average” material can become.


Robe a la française | Kent State University Museum | 1760-1779


Brocade robe a l’anglaise | Kent State University Museum | c. 1770-90 (definitely not from the latter part of the timespan they gave there!)

Sky blue French satin shoes | Shoe-Icons | c. 1780
I am so inspired by this lovely shoe!

Sky blue French satin shoes | Shoe-Icons | c. 1780

I am so inspired by this lovely shoe!

Lady in large white cap, c. 1780s
National Gallery of Art

Lady in large white cap, c. 1780s

National Gallery of Art

Canvas embroidered single shoe with pale pink binding | c. 1735-65 | Manchester City Galleries

Canvas embroidered single shoe with pale pink binding | c. 1735-65 | Manchester City Galleries


fripperiesandfobs:

Robe, 1720-40

From the Metropolitan Museum of Art

I don’t post housewear enough. Stunning!

(via 18thcenturylove)

A Lady and a Gentleman in a Landscape by Benjamin Wilson, 1780s
J’adore cette peinture! I’m stunned by this satin perfection that lacks many of the frou-frou decorations of other eighteenth century dresses and retains a simple, unmitigated elegance. And I just so happen to have some cornflower satin on hand..don’t mind if I do!

A Lady and a Gentleman in a Landscape by Benjamin Wilson, 1780s

J’adore cette peinture! I’m stunned by this satin perfection that lacks many of the frou-frou decorations of other eighteenth century dresses and retains a simple, unmitigated elegance. And I just so happen to have some cornflower satin on hand..don’t mind if I do!

Princess Maria Anna of Savoy by unknown artist, ca. 1777

Princess Maria Anna of Savoy by unknown artist, ca. 1777


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