Thursday, June 28, 2012

Late Victorian Era Fashion Plate - March 1867 The World of Fashion

Late Victorian Era Fashion Plate - March 1867 The World of Fashion Description of the Plates of Costumes Fig 1 - Promenade Costume High dress and jupon of lilac silk: the jupon is quite without ornament. The skirt of the dress is cut with slight train, and is looped at each side by a large tab of the same silk; these tabs are round at the bottom, pointed at the top, and covered by narrow rows of jet trimming. Loose Paletot, falling square; it is of white Cashmere, scalloped at the bottom, and trimmed by a fringe, and passementerie enriched with jet: from each scallop, rows of this same passementerie are carried up the Paletot, enclosing, at the top and bottom, Arabesques of passementerie enriched by jet: between these rows of trimming the Cashmere is sprinkled with small jet beads. The same trimmings on the sleeves, which are rather loose-fitting: the bottom of sleeve is scalloped and finished by a fringe. Lamballe bonnet of pink crape, the edge finished by a trimming of pearls: roses at the left side: the strings, which cross the bonnet are of pink glace ribbon. This novel Paletot is from M. Adolphe, boulevard des Iatliens. Fig 2 - Costume for Home Jupon of green silk, the bottom of which has openings cut en baldequin, and trimmed round with a narro jet passementerie; this skirt is gored to sit perfectly plain in the front. Dress of sea-green silk, with narrow stripes the color of the jupon; the skirt of this dress is open in front en tunique and has no train; it is trimmed round by a rich black lace, headed by the same jet trimming as that on the first skirt: the fronts are caught back by a noeud of broad green ribbon, with rosette of black lace in the centre. Plain high body with rosettes of black lace with small button in the centre. The sleeve, nearly close-fitting, has an epaulette and cuff of black lace headed by jet trimming. Ceinture of green silk edged with a narrow row of jet; at the back long floating ends of the same silk as the first skirt. This dress is from Mme. Bataillon, 14, Rue Charbarmais. Fig 3 - Young Lady's Costume Frock of grey silk, the skirt trimmed by a band of cerise Cashmere, on which is a narrow Cluny lace: at the bottom of this band, placed at equal distances are loops of Cashmere edged by Cluny lace. Ceinture of the Cashmere, also edged with lace and fastening on the left side by a rosette with large pearl ornament in the centre. Bretelles of the Cashmere edged with Cluny lace; loops to correspond with those of the skirt, forming epaulettes. Chemisette of muslin, the collar and cuffs trimmed with lace. To Madame Prost, 51, Rue Lafitte, is due the invention of this very pretty costume.

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