I have a house full of people here for The Wedding, so forgive me for being quite absent. It’s all a bit mad here!
So in honor of the Historical Sew Fortnightly Challenge #21, and my light green wedding gown, here are some gorgeous 18th century green dresses.
|Du Barry, 1789 Via|
|Lady Charlotte Finch, 1787 Via|
|Esther Boardman, 1789, by Ralph Earl, via|
|Journal de Luxus, April 1792, via|
|Maria de Ron von Breda|
|The Met, 1750s|
|Fries Museum, 1740 – 70|
|The Met, 1775|
|LACMA, early 18th c.|
Nom Nom Nom! I’ll never get tired of looking at these….
Hana - MarmotaOctober 17, 2013 at 8:41 PM
I like the first one very, very much, because it appears to be a more voluminous sleeveless overgown of a taffetta-like fabric worn over an underdress of very classical proportions – wow!
Hana - MarmotaOctober 17, 2013 at 8:42 PM
(though it could be just a chemisette thing.)
MrsC (Maryanne)October 18, 2013 at 7:13 AM
It looks like velvet! I love it too, so luxurious. No wonder Scarlett went for the curtains!
Hana - MarmotaNovember 1, 2013 at 8:26 PM
I did not think of velvet – the image is kind of blurry, so I ascribed it to that; but now I cannot unsee. 😀
Vincent BriggsOctober 17, 2013 at 11:18 PM
They're so pretty, I especially love the first one, and the fashion plate. The seafoamy green quilted petticoat is gorgeous too. I'm working on one the exact same colour.
Also, congratulations! Does this make Mr.C a Duke?
plainlymodestOctober 18, 2013 at 1:51 AM
Do I notice a "green theme"? Are you teasing us?
CarolineOctober 18, 2013 at 6:33 AM
I love green 🙂 Cheers to a lovely wedding and a lifetime of happiness!!
MrsC (Maryanne)October 18, 2013 at 7:14 AM
All the very best fun for your special day, and I wish you the happiness I have found with MY MrC (awww) heehe xo
AuntieNanOctober 18, 2013 at 1:02 PM
I know as lovely as your gown is going to be, it will not upstage your beautiful happy face! Here's wishing you the 30+ years of happiness I and my Mr L have had!
Del rioOctober 18, 2013 at 4:18 PM
Os deseo a Chris y a tí toda la felicidad que os merecéis. Toda la del mundo. Espero que el día de vuestra boda sea fabuloso y que el amor y la ilusión os acompañe durante toda vuestra vida.
NaomiOctober 18, 2013 at 6:47 PM
The costumes are beautiful sighing
fixitfaerieOctober 18, 2013 at 11:07 PM
You seem so calm about everything, I hope you really are. You are going to look beautiful. And with a dress like no other. Can't wait to see pictures. Best Wishes Paula
AngelaOctober 19, 2013 at 6:53 PM
Best wishes to you and your honey for a lifetime of friendship, hope, joy and love. Cheers.
RachelOctober 21, 2013 at 9:42 PM
Nor will we! Thanks! And thanks for sharing with us at such an exciting and busy time! CONGRATS!