November 22, 2013

Incroyables et Merveilleuses de 1814, Part 3

This is the final installment of the plates of Incroyables et Merveilleuses de 1814.  Part one is here and part two is here.

I'm really loving the simple but effective hem treatment here!  

Nice colors!  Let's get a closeup of that pretty face (and bonnet!)


I think you overstuffed your bosom there a little, sweetheart!

Another nice hem!

This one is so great!  First, let's examine the lady in greater detail:

From top to bottom she is spectacular!  Great parasol, amazing natural waist spencer with super long ribbons, and great little boots peeking out there!  AND!  You can even see her pink underpetticoat through the pocket slit! But the best- THE BEST!- thing about this one is the look on their faces: 
She's like:  "Ooooh!  I love a man in regimentals!" And he's all: "GET YOUR EYES OFF MY WOMAN, GAH!"

Gorgeous sleeves on this one.  So much work!  And a beautiful collet necklace and turban, too!

Another fine lady who deserves a close-up!

Excellent detailing on the sleeves and hem, and I love how her Hobbit feet fur-tufted-shoes are peeking out!

I'm sorry to see the end of this lovely publication.  It's been fun!


  1. Ooh, I think that's the earliest fashion plate of a white wedding dress I've come across! Thanks so much for posting all of these.

    1. Gosh you're right! I didn't even really look that closely when I was looking at it because my thought was "blah...another white gown" but this one is more than it seems!

  2. Thanks a lot for pointing out to this wonderful fashion plate series...hopefully it will be inspiring, hence we will see more unsual dresses being re-created :)