V110: Pink Jackets of the 18th Century

Apr 19, 2012 8 comments
...I want one.  I want it to be patterned taffeta-silky-something.



Okay, I know it's a polonaise, but let's just say it counts :-) ; 1775, Killerton, Devon, Nat'l Trust
1784 portrait of princess Louise Augusta by Jens Juel; Although probably a gown, I'm going to pretend it's a jacket.  The white an green bows fill me with glee!
pierrot, 1785, French The Met; one of my favorite pieces of all time.
Journal des Luxus, 1789; Dames a la Mode; This is weird, sure, but it's pink and delightfully eccentric.
Gallerie des Modes, 1782; Dames a la Mode
Gallerie des Modes; 1780; a polonaise jacket.  Dames a la Mode
IMATEX - can't access the original listing, but I'm guessing 1790s for this one.  Gorgeous!
Caraco, Nat'l Trust, 1780-90, Snowshill collection.  That is PINK.  And I love the lining too :-)
Pink was a popular color in the second half of the 18th century, although we don't have many extant examples of jackets in this color.  There doesn't seem to be all that many fashion plates showing pink jackets either, although pink gowns abound.

That's not going to stop me!


  1. Hey...did you notice how many of these combine pink with... green? Lily Pulitzer, where are you?

    1. Yes! I think it's delightful! I already have the green petticoat, too, so now just need the pink jacket :-)

  2. As pink is my all-time favourite colour, and the Georgian era is amongst my most beloved periods of time, I'm more than a little enamored with this delightful post.

    Wishing you a beautiful Thursday,

  3. I don't know if you have seen Johanna's lovely pink and green creation - so sweet!

    1. I had seen Johanna's creation and was floored by it! She does wonderful costumes! I have a soft green petticoat and was thinking right along with you, for green and pink together. It's such a prominent color combination in fashion plates in the 1770s.

  4. Make a polonaise jacket! I don't think people make them often, and I want to see how they're put together.

    1. I'm sooo tempted. I love the polonaise in stripe at the top there, with the shaped skirt. /ponders


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