Journal des Dames et des Modes, 1823. This has everything I love about the early 1820s- the bold color, the dropped waist, the magnificent silhouette- so flattering!- and the masterful use of self-trim! Perfection.
Evening dress ca. 1823
Women 1825, Plate 2297 Costume Institute Fashion Plates
Le Follet Date: Friday, March 1, 1844 Item ID: v. 28, plate 30
1826 dinner dress from Ackerman's Repository with a small fabric reticule with a lace border
Dress ca. 1825 via The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Dress of 2 bodices, skirt & 2 belts Blue silk high waisted bodice w/ square neck Short sleeves w/ ruched fabric between vertical bands of fabric Band around bottom w/ vandyked edge, lace frill inside Neckline trimmed w/ twisted bands of fabric Front bodice trimmed w/ applique of rouleaux Fairly straight skirt gathered onto bodice Lower skirt trimmed w/ overlapped applique triangles of fabric & self covered buttons Four bands of quilting around on hem Fastens back w/ hooks & loops 1820 - 1825