color fashion plate from 1887 edition of Peterson’s Magazine

color fashion plate from 1887 edition of Peterson’s Magazine

Color Fashion Place, Peterson’s Magazine, 1887

Color Fashion Place, Peterson’s Magazine, 1887

Modes de Toilette de Mariage, Les Journale des Jeunes Personnes, 1858

Modes de Toilette de Mariage, Les Journale des Jeunes Personnes, 1858

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Wedding Party, color fashion plate from 1887 Peterson’s Magazine, the 4th of 5 color plates from this bound edition of Peterson’s.

Wedding Party, color fashion plate from 1887 Peterson’s Magazine, the 4th of 5 color plates from this bound edition of Peterson’s.

"The Hornet," Masquerade Costume

Another fashion plate from the book, Fancy Dresses Described by Ardern Holt, 1887. Bugs were a popluar costume, too, apparently. The description says to make this out of black velvet with yellow silk.
"The Incroyable," 1887

This is a color fashion plate from the 1887 edition of the book, Fancy Dresses Described by Ardern Holt. This book gives advice on what to wear to fancy dress or masquerade balls and includes many illustrations. Costumes worn to balls of this type were a little more abstract than what we would wear today. Sometimes costumes represented concepts, seasons or, in this case, historical events. The Incroyable was to represent the French Revolution.