Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Early Victorian Era Fashion Plate - June 1838 The World of Fashion
Newest London and Parisian Fashions for June, 1838
Fig 1 - Robe of mais pou de soie; corsage a trois puce, pointed at bottom, and trimmed with a pelerine mantelet of English point lace, which is ornamented with roses and sprigs of white blossoms; short sleeve, a triple bouillon, decorated en suite; the skirt is trimmed with a magnificent point lace flounce, the heading of which is disposed in drpaery, and intermingled with roses. The hair, arranged in soft briads, is decorated with a wreath of flowers.
Fig 2 - Green gros de Naples robe; a shawl corsage; the bust is decorated in the stomacher style, with an embroidery in green silk, and the pelerine trimmed with a flounce, with a very novel heading, manche a l'enfant; the skirt is trimmed en suite. Head-dress of hair, a la Berthe, decorated with roses, epis, and a white gauze scarf.
Fig 3 - Presents a back view of the costume just described, but in rose-coloured crape, and with the heading of the flounces formed of wreaths of roses.