Monday, September 10, 2012
Late Victorian Era Fashion Plate - March 1867 The World of Fashion
Description of the Plates of Costumes
Fig 1 - Promenade Costume Dress and Petticoat of green silk, the petticoat rather long, and trimmed near the bottom by three bands of black silk. The skirt is edged all round by a black lace, with a heading of jet beads, and is caught up at the sides by rosettes of black lace, attached to the waist by rows of jet. Tight-fitting Casaque or Paletot; the skirt cut a Peplum, but with the points rather short, and opening at the sides, front, and back: it is edged all round by black lace with jet heading. Ceinture of black silk with a bow and floating ends at the back. Tight-fitting sleeves, with the shoulders and cuffs trimmed with black lace and jet. Benoiton bonnet of white lace, trimmed with roses, buds, and pink ribbon. This costume is by Mme. Elise, 64, Rue de Richelieu.
Fig 2 - Promenade Costume Dres a deux jupes: both skirts of Havanna silk, and formed in narrow plaits, with the bottoms slightly vandyked. Bretonne Paletot of sky-blue cloth, edged all round by a band of white ribbon, richly embroidered with floss silk of various colors: two openings at the back trimmed to correspond: neck and cuffs trimmed by three rows of the same. Two pockets on each side, formed of white silk richly embroidered, the upper ones square, the lower ones escutcheon-shaped. Hat of grey felt, trimmed with grey feathers and black ribbon. This costume is by the Maison Edme-Paris, boulevard de la Madeleine.
Fig 3 - Costume for Home Robe Princesse of mauve silk: having the body and skirt cut together, without seam across at the waist. We give the pattern full-sized. The seams are all ornamented by rows of jet beads, which form squares at the top of each shoulder and the cuffs. At the back of skirt are four rows of these jet beads, forming squares a la Grecque at the top and bottom. This dress is from the Maison Paris, Boulevard des Capucines.