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!

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Chapeau et Brodequins de satin, pardessus de satin garni de Loutre, 1816 (Hat and boots of satin, overcoat of satin trimmed with otter)
A favorite of mine because I think that is a HOOD!

Chapeau et Brodequins de satin, pardessus de satin garni de Loutre, 1816 (Hat and boots of satin, overcoat of satin trimmed with otter)

A favorite of mine because I think that is a HOOD!

Raw Silk Day Dress | Norman Norell | IMA | 1960

Raw Silk Day Dress | Norman Norell | IMA | 1960


Satin Day Dress, Shoe-Icons, 1870s

I’m so happy I found this museum! The photos are glorious and they have some really pristine costumes and shoes.

Morning dress, Ackermann’s Repository, Sept. 1814


This lovely shade of lavender mauve is so beautiful, and I can’t get enough of the charming ruched sleeves! 

Morning dress, Ackermann’s Repository, Sept. 1814

This lovely shade of lavender mauve is so beautiful, and I can’t get enough of the charming ruched sleeves! 


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Dress, 1826-29

From the Metropolitan Museum of Art