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1800's Dresses by Seitou 1800's Dresses by Seitou
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Fashion Timeline: 1760-1810

Year: ca 1800-1810
Style: Empire
Dresses: Chemise with spencer jacket, chemise with tunic or half-robe, and amazone
Description: 1) A transparent, often-white, high-waisted dress similar to drapes of ancient Greek or Roman statues. It emphasized the natural form of the body; the spencer was a cropped jacket, originally worn by men, and invented by an Englishman, Lord spencer, who'd accidentally torn off the coatails of his jacket during a fall from his horse 2) A style in which a short robe was worn over a chemise dress. A bustle pad was commonly worn under the muslin gown at the back, and 3) A woman’s riding costume, named after the female warriors in Greek mythology. It featured a long skirt with a tailored jacket (from "Kyoto Costume Institute" and "Patterns of Fashion").


:excited: :boing: :excited: I AM FINALLY FINISHED!!!!!!!!! :excited: :boing: :excited:

I was only supposed to draw two characters, but I added a third since I rarely draw Empire dresses, and I know a lot of people like them :D You might see more Empire dresses from me later on, but don't count on them becoming a regular thing in my gallery; I really have to be "in the mood" to draw this style because it's just not my thing >_>;;

Now that I'm free to draw for myself again, I'll be going back to AFoR stuff... so expect to see a lot of dark art coming your way!!! :D

Note: People keep using the terms Empire and Regency as if they're the same thing... but they're not. Empire =/= Regency. The term "Empire" refers to the First French Empire, when Napoleon I ruled France, but it describes the aesthetics of the early 19th century, in general; whereas, the term "Regency" refers to the period (1811-1820) when King George III was deemed unfit to rule and his son, later George IV, was named Prince Regent. So, Regency is a much more specific term... and you really shouldn't use it to describe fashions outside of England.

Cherrelle © ~Seitou
Caroline © ~Seitou
Charlotte © ~Seitou
Textures are my own.
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darklord86 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013
Very nice job!
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caitycaitcake Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the riding costume!
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lavenderconviction Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011
you are very good!
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xXpukingrainbowsXx Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
love the black outfit!!!!
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Acaciathorn Featured By Owner May 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
gorgeous!
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ElenaBlackRose101 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010
Beautiful! Hey would you know a book I could get for 19th century fashion and lifestyle, food, etc. I'm writing a book in an 1800's style of literature and I've been looking for some books, so I don't have to go blind staring at the computer screen for hours... Lol!
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Seitou Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello, sorry for the late relpy. I've been away from DA for a while.

Well, for information about fashion, I recommend checking out the list of reference material at :iconlamodehistorique: It's pretty lengthy, but there are a lot of good sources on there.

I also recommend checking out some of the ettiquette manuals on Googlebooks, such as this one: [link]
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ElenaBlackRose101 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010
Thank you! And Happy All Hallows Eve!
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gracevans Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
I like the third so much!!! I love it
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