|1750-59 VandA - gorgeous, but not the kind of trim I have. It's a "someday suit"|
|Antoine Pesne, Prinzessin Amalia von Preussen, before 1757 - what an explosion of trim and...embroidery? Fringe on the waistcoat at that, what madness!|
|"A Lady in a Riding Habit", Enoch Seeman, ca. 1725 - I like the pocket flaps in this position, and the heavy trims down the front and cuffs, but I would probably omit the trim on the shoulder and sleeve seam|
|Joseph Kreutzinger, Archduchess Maria Antonia of Austria, 16 years old, 1771 - I love this outfit, and that the trims are there yet understated. This is 1771, but the lines of the habit haven't changed that much.|
|Sophie Marie Gradin Voss, 1746, by Antoine Pesne - I suspect this low-cut habit bodice was more for the portrait than actual sporting, but I do like the silver trim and short sleeves|
|Portrait of Lady Henrietta Cavendish, Lady Huntingtower, in riding habit, by Kneller, 1715, at Ham. ©National Trust - this one is much earlier, but again the lines remain pretty much the same.|
|Mrs. Epes Sargent II (Catherine Osborne) John Singleton Copley - this one has the pockets tilted up like the Snowshill habit.|
So for today, I guess I best go set those sleeves!