Living History Personas
Similar to the fashions from a decade earlier, ladies’ styles continued to move away from the overly ornate and elaborate baroque and rococo gowns. Simpler lines and construction were vogue, at least for non-working, informal attire. The bum roll or rump was still popular, offering the look of the more formal hoop skirts without the bulk or hassle. Printed cotton fabrics were popular. *
*This information is only intended to serve as a general recommendation. If you belong to a reenacting group or work for a historic site, we strongly recommend you check with your group first before purchasing this outfit.
Pictured Left: L-2530 Ladies’ Bergère (ribbon not included), worn atop a CP-922 Gathered Cap.
Alternatives: SH-901 Ladies’ Straw Hat, and either the Colonial Cap (in Linen or Cotton) or the Country Cap.
SH-122 Cotton Chemise (worn beneath gown).
ST-265 Ladies’ Stays (worn beneath gown).
Pictured Right: Ladies' Linen Gown.
LB-918 Ladies' Plain Shoe Buckles in Brass.
Alternatives: Any of the ladies’ buckles we offer. You may also consider lacing your shoes.