Modes Feminines

modes feminines, the clothes horse, vintage fashion, antique, fashion plates, eighteenth century, nineteenth cenutry
These illustrations come from a book published in 1902 containing one hundred watercolors; one for every year from 1801-1900. Each depicts a typical costume of what women in that year would be wearing. In totality the book reveals the gradual shift in styles through the years. It is a fascinating progression to view (and is entirely online at NYPL) and makes me wonder how one would attempt to capture the fashions of the past century...

modes feminines, the clothes horse, vintage fashion, antique, fashion plates, eighteenth century, nineteenth cenutry
modes feminines, the clothes horse, vintage fashion, antique, fashion plates, eighteenth century, nineteenth cenutry
modes feminines, the clothes horse, vintage fashion, antique, fashion plates, eighteenth century, nineteenth cenutry
modes feminines, the clothes horse, vintage fashion, antique, fashion plates, eighteenth century, nineteenth cenutry
modes feminines, the clothes horse, vintage fashion, antique, fashion plates, eighteenth century, nineteenth cenutry
modes feminines, the clothes horse, vintage fashion, antique, fashion plates, eighteenth century, nineteenth cenutry
modes feminines, the clothes horse, vintage fashion, antique, fashion plates, eighteenth century, nineteenth cenutry
modes feminines, the clothes horse, vintage fashion, antique, fashion plates, eighteenth century, nineteenth cenutry
modes feminines, the clothes horse, vintage fashion, antique, fashion plates, eighteenth century, nineteenth cenutry
modes feminines, the clothes horse, vintage fashion, antique, fashion plates, eighteenth century, nineteenth cenutry
pictured here 1819-1831, all via NYPL

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