By JoAnne Olian
Superb illustrations from an extraordinary resource supply real perspectives of evolving Victorian models — from excessive necklines, elongated bodices, and geared up bonnets to extravagant bustles. The meticulously reproduced plates comprise depictions of clothes, robes, and coats in addition to components. A needs to for dress designers, cultural historians, and type fans. advent. Captions.
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Bright blue cashmere morning-robe, trimmed with white plush bands edged with black velvet. Underskirt tucked to the waist. White muslin waist, embroidered trim. Lace cap. PLATE 33. APRIL 1865. Fig. a. Dinner dress of ruby silk, with a box-plaited ruff at the hem, bound with black, and headed by a quilling of heavy black silk. The corsage is trimmed with a small cape, with a narrow ruffle. Cape and sleeves are trimmed with quillings of black silk. Fig. b. Child’s dress of white alpaca, edged with a narrow fluted ruffle and seven rows of blue silk piping.
Fig. b. Boy’s suit. Fig. c. Girl’s dress, worn with bonnet and net mitts. PLATE 20. OCTOBER 1845. The Polka Fashions. PLATE 21. APRIL 1845. Evening dresses. ” PLATE 22. APRIL 1850 AND DECEMBER 1850. Fig. a. Opera dress of light silk or turc satin, low neck, short sleeves, and a triple puffing of the material over the skirt, with knots of matching ribbon. Pink satin cloak, ribbon quillings, and a deep flounce of black lace; similar trimming edges the wide sleeves. A hood of black lace over pink silk, fastened lightly under the chin.
C. Colored skirt; white waist, sleeve gaged at the top, the neckline edged with a puff. Straw bonnet. Fig. d. Solid-colored silk, deep flounce, full sleeves; trimming at the top of the sleeve is the same as the flounce. Collar of quilled lace. Caising bonnet. PLATE 9. SEPTEMBER 1841. Fig. a. Plain silk with tight waist, low neck, and full sleeves with a band at the wrist. Skirt open from the waist, trimmed with fine piping. Hat of rice straw. Straw-colored gloves; embroidered handkerchief. Fig.
80 Godey's Full-Color Fashion Plates. 1838-1880 by JoAnne Olian