Imperial Yellow 18th Century Fashion
I know, I’ve already made a yellow post before (you can check it HERE) but this very shade of yellow that came into fashion because of the Chinese influence became popular is just beautiful.
BTW I found a cotton velvet in this very shade and I think it would make a gorgeous riding habit!
Images from top:
- Back detail of a robe à l’anglaise (check out the buttons to wear it retroussée à la polonaise!!), ca. 1770s-1780s, Victoria & Albert Museum.
- French Brunswick jacket, 1765 - 1775, Victoria & Albert Museum.
- Dress, 1770s; men’s coat, 1790s, Fashion Institute of Technology.
- Dress made of 1740s Spitalfields fabric, 1770s, The Kyoto Costume Institute.
- Caitriona Balfe as Claire in Outlander, costume design by Terry Dresbach.
- French mitt, late 18th century-early 19th century, Museum of Fine Arts Boston.
- Floral robe á la polonaise, American, 1780-85, Metropolitan Museum of Art.
- Robe à la française, England, ca. 1760, LACMA.
- Embroidered vest, Norway, Nasjonalmuseet.
- Maternity outfit, mid 18th century, Sweden, Nordiskamuseet.