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Fashion and clothing in the 18th century

Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 5:37 pm
by sofiya
Dutch cotton caraco from the 2nd half of the 18th century. From The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
A caraco is a style of woman's jacket used in mid-18th to early 19th century. This jacket is thigh-length, opened in front, with tight three-quarter or long sleeves, and fitted to the waist.

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Re: Fashion and clothing in the 18th century

Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:10 am
by sofiya
Matching caraco and petticoat made from cotton from the V&A in London. This British-made gown dates 1770-1780. It has floral pattern on the fabric and looks rather elegant.

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Re: Fashion and clothing in the 18th century

Posted: Mon May 06, 2019 8:03 am
by sofiya
Laced on sleeves

The laced on sleeves weren't common in Europe in the 18th century but they did exist to some extent. The 1st photo is an example of mid-18th-century silk stays from Italy. In this case, the sleeves are attached with ribbon ties.
And the 2nd photo shows another set of stays that date between 1720-1750. The sleeves seen here are attached with what looked like tabs.

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Re: Fashion and clothing in the 18th century

Posted: Fri May 10, 2019 9:16 am
by sofiya
A little bit oddly-shaped 18th-century garment – Capuchin-style jacket. This French jacket dates 1760-1770. It is made from shaped taffeta, brocaded silk, spun silver, and silver lace flounces.

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Re: Fashion and clothing in the 18th century

Posted: Wed May 22, 2019 9:12 am
by sofiya
British sack gown. This green&pink brocade-woven silk open robe is from the collection from the costume exhibit in Bath (Somerset, England). The gown would have had a contrasting underskirt and stomacher – the one seen here is for display purposes only.
Look at these pretty three-quarter sleeves and lace collar.

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Re: Fashion and clothing in the 18th century

Posted: Thu May 30, 2019 9:10 am
by sofiya
This is a 1730s male coat from The V&A. The cuffs seen here were known variously as an “open cuff” or “open sleeve”. It would have extended well past the elbow in the deep, curved shape, fashionable at the time.

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