Green Gowns of the 18th Century

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
VandA, 1740-50
Fries Museum, 1740 – 70
The Met, 1775
LACMA, early 18th c.

Nom Nom Nom! I’ll never get tired of looking at these….


  • Hana - Marmota

    October 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!

  • Vincent Briggs

    October 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?

  • AuntieNan

    October 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 rio

    October 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.

  • fixitfaerie

    October 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


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