Fashion Timeline: 1760-1810Year: ca 1790-1799
Style: Georgian & Directory
Dresses: Redingote or "martial dress" and chemise
Description: 1) Corruption of the English riding coat. It was a gown style inspired by riding coats worn by Englishmen of the same period; 2) Loose, unfitted gown made popular by Marie Antoinette. This gown could be put on over the head; in the 1790s, it became even more simplified and was often worn without a sash at the waist. The puffed sleeves also disappeared (from "Galerie des Modes").
Yay for Revolutionary fashions? o__O;; I think this pretty much gets across my point about fashions changing really quickly! The redingote
didn't turn out as nicely as I would've liked, but I'll have other opportunities to draw them >O>;; That style is from 1790-1791... maybe 1792? I doubt it would've been worn any later... with those colors, I mean >__>;; The tricolor redingotes
were really popular during the early years of the Revolution.
The second dress is based on a costume from a painting from 1794-95 (yes, it's much earlier than it looks) by an unknown artist (it's been attributed to the circle of David). I think I might've made a few errors in the dress, though, since the painting only shows the upper half of the woman. That floral design probably shouldn't be there on a chemise
, though these dresses did have floral embroidery on them in the early 1800s (so I thought maybe I could get away with adding some decoration). The design was somewhat inspired by the embroidery on a roundgown from the Kyoto Costume Institute. I'm not entirely certain, but I think that little bustle pads were worn with the higher-waisted styles (roundgowns and chemise
dresses); it's the only way to account for the fullness those dresses had.
And I think Celina might pass as a Merveilleuse? They often wore their hair cropped short. I'll have to look into it.
ONE MORE to go and then I'm done!!!
PS. That's NOT
an Empire dress. It's from the Directory. Just to clear that up before people get confused
Cammi © ~Seitou
Celina © ~Seitou
Textures are my own.