The eighteenth century monied male was often a peacock, eager to display his taste and wealth, and fond of lavishly decorated or patterned fabrics, and bright striking colours. The usual outfit remained the three piece suit of coat, waistcoat and breeches until 1800, when trousers began to replace breeches. Fashionable suits were usually plain woollen facecloth for practical urban or rural wear; woven silks for more formal evening occasions; and highly trimmed and embroidered silk satins and…

The eighteenth century monied male was often a peacock, eager to display his taste and wealth, and fond of lavishly decorated or patterned fabrics, and bright striking colours. The usual outfit remained the three piece suit of coat, waistcoat and breeches until 1800, when trousers began to replace breeches. Fashionable suits were usually plain woollen facecloth for practical urban or rural wear; woven silks for more formal evening occasions; and highly trimmed and embroidered silk satins and…

Fashion 18th Century ball gown dress ensemble costume circa from 1752-1775. Made from very fine silk, lace and trim with embroidered small flower floral pattern in off white woven into the pale blue background.

Fashion 18th Century ball gown dress ensemble costume circa from 1752-1775. Made from very fine silk, lace and trim with embroidered small flower floral pattern in off white woven into the pale blue background.

18th Century Gentlemans Frock Coat, wool, CT9001, long silk waistcoat available separately. Brass effect floral button used with this coat.

18th Century Gentlemans Frock Coat, wool, CT9001, long silk waistcoat available separately. Brass effect floral button used with this coat.

Gowns 1742-1775. Wish there was a credit for who wrote the book that this is scanned from.

Gowns 1742-1775. Wish there was a credit for who wrote the book that this is scanned from.

Massive fur muff with an 18th century cape via The Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Massive fur muff with an 18th century cape via The Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Found this wonderful drawing of over a dozen different 18th century hairstyles. It includes many that might have been warn by Georgina, Duchess of Devonshire. You must click to see the up-do with t...

Found this wonderful drawing of over a dozen different 18th century hairstyles. It includes many that might have been warn by Georgina, Duchess of Devonshire. You must click to see the up-do with t...

Resplendent in its glass cabinet at the Leeds City Museum, this 18th century gown is in wonderful condition. Just look at that white lace.  Kenneth Sanderson's 18th Century Dress. Read more at The Vintage Copywriting Blog.

Resplendent in its glass cabinet at the Leeds City Museum, this 18th century gown is in wonderful condition. Just look at that white lace. Kenneth Sanderson's 18th Century Dress. Read more at The Vintage Copywriting Blog.

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