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80 Godey's Full-Color Fashion Plates. 1838-1880 by JoAnne Olian

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 contain depictions of attire, robes, and coats in addition to components. A needs to for dress designers, cultural historians, and style fans. advent. Captions.

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Silk bonnet. Fig. d. Walking dress of poult-de-soie, the skirt trimmed with a wide bias tuck; black moire scarf with piping, trimmed with rich lace. Silk bonnet. PLATE 11. MAY 1842. Fig. a. Gray satin dress. Tight corsage has three rows of trimming or puffing from shoulder to waist. Full sleeves, taken in at the top of the arm and also above the wrist, with narrow lace ruffles falling over the edge of the glove. Small bonnet of drawn lace. Fig. b. Drawn capote of moss green or blue crepe. Dress of nankeen silk.

The upper skirt is cut up at the sides and trimmed to match. Paletot, in Watteau style, trimmed to match the skirt. Black lace bonnet. Fig. e. Dress of green silk; silk trim edged with narrow lace. Mantilla fichu of black lace, extending down the back to form an upper skirt; a sash of green ribbon is fastened low in back; a small bow of same at the waist. Fig. f. Foulard silk robe. Lilac silk underskirt, with one ruffle, headed by a quilling of silk. The upper skirt and waist are of white spotted with lilac, and looped up with lilac rosettes.

F. Evening dress of pink silk. The lower skirt is trimmed with puffs of white silk, divided by bands of pink silk lace and small bows; the overskirt is open in back, and trimmed with point applique lace. Low corsage, with jacket back, also trimmed with lace. PLATE 45. JULY 1872. Fig. a. Dress of ecru batiste, with polonaise; the skirt trimmed with pieces of the material bound with a band of a darker shade. The polonaise is cut with a vest front and braided with a darker shade. White chip hat. Fig.

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