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Re: Fashion and clothing in the 18th century

Posted: Fri Jan 03, 2020 12:55 pm
by sofiya
Nice example of a caraco jacket from the Fashion Museum of the City of Paris. Caraco is a female jacket worn in the mid-18th – early 19th century. This style of jacket was often worn with a petticoat, open in the front, and with a stomacher or a decorative stays. And the sleeves were either full-length or 3/4 length but were always tightly fitted.

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Re: Fashion and clothing in the 18th century

Posted: Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:05 am
by sofiya
Simple British male wool coat from the 18th century. It's from The Met. The notes on this costume state that the British sensibility was less ostentatious than the French.

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Re: Fashion and clothing in the 18th century

Posted: Fri Feb 21, 2020 9:44 am
by sofiya
Here are a few examples of 18th-century riding jackets.
The first is a 1740s coat made from worsted wool and trimmed with brocaded silk and silk satin. According to The John Bright Collection that owns this coat, this lady's riding jacket is based on the cut of men's coats of the time. The fullness of its skirt and it's hard wearing fabric make it a very practical garment which, together with a matching petticoat or skirt, could also be worn for traveling.
And the second garment is an 18th-century wool and silk coat cut in much the same way. This French riding coat is from The Met.
The last one is a worsted wool British riding coat that dates between 1750-59, and it's from the V&A. The coat is lined with linen and silk. While the first two coats are meant to be worn open with a waistcoat, this jacket is fastened at the front with buttons.

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Re: Fashion and clothing in the 18th century

Posted: Mon Mar 09, 2020 9:25 am
by sofiya
British leather and metallic gloves from the early 18th century. They are embellished with embroidery. They are on display at The Met.

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