Living History Personas

1780's Lady

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GENERAL DESCRIPTION
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.


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L-2530

HAT
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.


CHEMISE
SH-122 Cotton Chemise (worn beneath gown).


STAYS
ST-265 Ladies’ Stays (worn beneath gown).


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LG-260

GOWN
Pictured Right: Ladies' Linen Gown.


STOCKINGS
SP-754 Cotton Stockings of any color.
Alternatives: Most of the stockings we offer. You may also wish to use LG-307 Ladies’ Garters to keep your stockings in place.


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LS-920

SHOES
Pictured Left: LS-920 Ladies’ Shoes.
Alternatives: MK-977 Moccasin Kit.


BUCKLES
LB-918 Ladies' Plain Shoe Buckles in Brass.
Alternatives: Any of the ladies’ buckles we offer. You may also consider lacing your shoes.