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La Belle Assemblee, Parisian Carriage Dress, February 1819.   I can’t believe I’m about to say this, but I think that bonnet is too big.  She needs a wider skirt to balance it out!

La Belle Assemblee, Parisian Carriage Dress, February 1819. I can’t believe I’m about to say this, but I think that bonnet is too big. She needs a wider skirt to balance it out!

Fashion Plate (Full Dress for the Opera, Theatre &c) John Bell (England, 1745 - 1831) England, London, March 1, 1815

Fashion Plate (Full Dress for the Opera, Theatre &c) John Bell (England, 1745 - 1831) England, London, March 1, 1815

The last Parisian fashion, fashion plate, hand-colored engraving on paper, published London, February 1815.

The last Parisian fashion, fashion plate, hand-colored engraving on paper, published London, February 1815.

Dinner Dress, fashion plate, hand-colored negraving on paper, published London, February 1815.

Dinner Dress, fashion plate, hand-colored negraving on paper, published London, February 1815.

Wedding ensemble, "Journal des Dames," 1813. This could be the first known fashion plate representing a bride wearing a white dress and a veil. The French Revolution had shaken up old customs in all strata of society, hence the new regime looked to the Classical era for inspiration. The wedding veil became popular again, weddings became more of social occasions than the family affairs of old. Where French fashion lead the English was sure to follow and soon the English bride wore white.

Wedding ensemble, "Journal des Dames," 1813. This could be the first known fashion plate representing a bride wearing a white dress and a veil. The French Revolution had shaken up old customs in all strata of society, hence the new regime looked to the Classical era for inspiration. The wedding veil became popular again, weddings became more of social occasions than the family affairs of old. Where French fashion lead the English was sure to follow and soon the English bride wore white.

Fashion Plate February 1815 (Diana Walking Dress) | LACMA Collections Credited to John Bell. (La Belle Assemblée)

Fashion Plate February 1815 (Diana Walking Dress) | LACMA Collections Credited to John Bell. (La Belle Assemblée)

Fashion plate featuring a dress made from Kashmiri shawls (right), 1812

Fashion plate featuring a dress made from Kashmiri shawls (right), 1812

La Belle Assemblee, Evening Dress, December 1810.   This is definitely before La Belle found their footing with illustrations, but look at the gorgeous detail on that gown!  The deep lace around the hem is lovely.

La Belle Assemblee, Evening Dress, December 1810. This is definitely before La Belle found their footing with illustrations, but look at the gorgeous detail on that gown! The deep lace around the hem is lovely.

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