My current favorite Regency era painting!
Artist’s Daughter, Manuela, Playing Piano by Zacarías González Velázquez, ca. 1820 (at Museo Lázaro Galdian, Madrid)

My current favorite Regency era painting!

Artist’s Daughter, Manuela, Playing Piano by Zacarías González Velázquez, ca. 1820 (at Museo Lázaro Galdian, Madrid)

Corded and boned stays | MFA Boston | 1820s

Corded and boned stays | MFA Boston | 1820s


Three pairs of empire-style stays made up by a blogger and Regency costumer following her brilliant research on what we call “short stays,” which she describes as a term referring to the location of the waist (contemporary definition) rather than the length of the garment (current definition).

I highly encourage you to read through her blog (with text in German and English) - it’s profoundly informative, and sheds new light on the undergarments of our turn-of-the-nineteenth-century ancestors. Quite amazing information she’s unearthed!


ornamentedbeing:

I’ve been meaning to post this for some time now but I kept forgetting to share it.

I came across this fashion plate and immediately recognized the gown.

Costume Parisien 1810

Evening dress worn by the Countess of Palfi, date missing (1810’s?), Châteaux de Malmaison et Bois-Préau Malmaison.

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Dress
1812
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

omgthatdress:

Dress

1812

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

omgthatdress:

Dress
1810
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

omgthatdress:

Dress

1810

The Metropolitan Museum of Art


Ensemble | 1820-25 | Met Museum

Evening Gown worn by Empress Josephine | 1810 | Châteaux de Malmaison et Bois-Bréau

Evening Gown worn by Empress Josephine | 1810 | Châteaux de Malmaison et Bois-Bréau

Court Dress of Queen Louise of Prussia (with detachable train) | 1805 | Schlossmuseum 

Court Dress of Queen Louise of Prussia (with detachable train) | 1805 | Schlossmuseum 

Dress worn by Empress Josephine | 1800s

Dress worn by Empress Josephine | 1800s


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