Showing posts with label 1850s fashion. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 1850s fashion. Show all posts

Printable Vintage Fashion Illustration: Victorian Birthday Party, 1857

May today be the best birthday of your life,
I give you my heart as the most precious gift I can give you
and I promise I always will love you.
Oscar Auliq-Ice

Forget your voice, sing!
Forget your feet, dance!
Forget your life, live!
Forget yourself and be!
Kamand Kojouri

Vintage fashion illustration of a Victorian family dressed in the fanciest fashions to celebrate a special occasion. Originally published in 1857.

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Printable Vintage Fashion Illustration: Victorian Ladies in Evening Gowns, 1857

...and the evening was so beautiful,
that it made a pain in my heart,
as when you cannot tell wether you are happy or sad;
and I thought that if I could have a wish,
it would be that nothing would ever change,
and we would stay that way forever.
Margaret Atwood, Alias Grace

Vintage fashion illustration of two Victorian ladies in dazzlingly beautigul evening gowns. They are enjoying a quiet moment in front of a mirrored mantle. Originally published in 1857.

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Free Printable Fashion History Illustration: Tears at Twilight, 1857

Tears shed for another person are not a sign of weakness.
They are a sign of a pure heart.
José N. Harris, MI VIDA: A Story of Faith, Hope and Love

Hand-tinted colour illustration in an issue of Peterson's Magazine from 1857, showng two ladies in a garden at twilight. One of the ladies, wearing a richly beaded blue ball gown, is crying while the other lady, in a white gown adorned with roses, is trying to console her.

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Victorian Fashion History Illustration: Dresses of Silk, 1857


A fashion illustration in full colour from my collection of Peterson's Magazine, December 1857 issue. The magazine describes the dresses as:

On the left, a dress of black silk, trimmed with nine rows of black velvet, graduated in width, and edged with black lace. The body is made with a basque and berthe, and trimmed to correspond with the skirt. The sleeves are of the pagoda shape, open on the inside of the arm.

On the right is a dress of chestnut-colored heavy silk. The skirt is very full, and trimmed on each side with two rows of velvet of a darker shade of brown than the silk. A row of velvet buttons is placed down the side of each band of velvet. The body is made without a basque, but with lappets in front, edged with a brown silk fringe. There is also a berthe formed of velvet and fringe. The sleeves are very wide, made with a cap or jockey, and trimmed to correspond with the body.

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Victorian Fashion History Illustration: Morning and Dinner Dresses, 1857


A fashion illustration from my collection of Peterson's Magazine, July 1857 issue. From the magazine, the description of the dresses are:

On the left, a morning dress of white cambric, trimmed in front in the apron style with insertions and heavy worked rufflings. The corsage is made with a basque and ornamented to correspond with the skirt.

On the right, a dinner dress of white muslin, trimmed with three flounces richly embroidered. Corsage high. A small mantle of white muslin, embroidered.

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