18th Century Fashionand Literature<br />Carla Schmidt<br />
1770-1790’s<br />Time of transition<br />Informality<br />Men: full formal dress goes out<br />Women: rigid styles give wa...
1770’s Men<br />Full formal dress found only<br />in court<br />Coat cut back<br />buttons no longer necessary, a<br />lux...
1770’s Men<br />Silhouette: tall /slim, short waistcoat, tighter breeches, narrow sleeves<br />(immovable arms)<br />Impro...
1770’s Men<br />Young Men – “macaronis”<br />and “élégant”<br />Stripes to accent figure,<br />tight coat, inside pocket<b...
1770’s Women<br />“The variety of fashionable dress in the 1770s and 1780s was immense”<br />Sack dresses popular until th...
1770’s Women<br />Hairstyles increase in height and complexity<br />curls piled high on the head, feathers, jewels<br />p....
1780’s Men<br />Trend: “It was Dr. Johnson in his ‘rusty brown’ suit, rather than Oliver Goldsmith in his ‘bloom-coloured ...
1780’s Men<br />Early 1780’s – most English wore “short white waistcoat, black breeches, white silk stockings, and a frock...
1780’s Men<br />Frock coat came in – French gave it different styles<br />Continent adopting English recreation (riding) a...
1780’s Men<br />Round hat replacing three-cornered – more practical for country life<br />Plain overcoats that look almost...
1780’s Women<br />Sack dress changes: “There was a complete division at the waist and the skirt was set with tiny pleats i...
1780’s Women<br />1783 Marie Antoinette<br />painted wearing a<br />simple white muslin<br />(like a shift or chemise)<br ...
French Revolution<br />French Revolution (Estates General 1789)<br />Sans culottes – without knee-breeches<br />Nobles see...
Works Cited<br />Ribeiro, Aileen. Dress in Eighteenth-Century Europe: 1715-1789. Revised. New Haven: Yale University Press...
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  1. 1. 18th Century Fashionand Literature<br />Carla Schmidt<br />
  2. 2. 1770-1790’s<br />Time of transition<br />Informality<br />Men: full formal dress goes out<br />Women: rigid styles give way to more natural<br />
  3. 3. 1770’s Men<br />Full formal dress found only<br />in court<br />Coat cut back<br />buttons no longer necessary, a<br />luxury item<br />Winter – bright or dark colors,<br />silk or velvet<br />Summer – pastels, lighter silk<br />p.208-212<br />
  4. 4. 1770’s Men<br />Silhouette: tall /slim, short waistcoat, tighter breeches, narrow sleeves<br />(immovable arms)<br />Improvement of tailoring and<br />men’s physique<br />Natural hair becomes more<br />popular<br />p.208-212<br />
  5. 5. 1770’s Men<br />Young Men – “macaronis”<br />and “élégant”<br />Stripes to accent figure,<br />tight coat, inside pocket<br />instead of outside, flapped<br />pocket, nosegay in the<br /> button-hole, vast shoe<br />buckles, high powdered wigs<br />Caricature<br />p.208-212<br />
  6. 6. 1770’s Women<br />“The variety of fashionable dress in the 1770s and 1780s was immense”<br />Sack dresses popular until the end of the decade<br />Hoopwent out of fashion except at court – hip pads replaced it <br />Informality – jacket and skirt<br />Strong colors<br />p.219-226<br />
  7. 7. 1770’s Women<br />Hairstyles increase in height and complexity<br />curls piled high on the head, feathers, jewels<br />p.219-226<br />
  8. 8. 1780’s Men<br />Trend: “It was Dr. Johnson in his ‘rusty brown’ suit, rather than Oliver Goldsmith in his ‘bloom-coloured coat’, that fitted the mood of the last quarter of the century”<br />P 212-216<br />
  9. 9. 1780’s Men<br />Early 1780’s – most English wore “short white waistcoat, black breeches, white silk stockings, and a frock, generally of a very dark blue cloth which looks like black”<br />Goethe: The Sorrows of Young Werther – change in trends<br />P 212-216<br />
  10. 10. 1780’s Men<br />Frock coat came in – French gave it different styles<br />Continent adopting English recreation (riding) and the clothes that went with them<br />Shoe buckles at court used gems but outside still English style – cut steel<br />p.212-216<br />
  11. 11. 1780’s Men<br />Round hat replacing three-cornered – more practical for country life<br />Plain overcoats that look almost like Greek/Roman drapery<br />p.212-216<br />
  12. 12. 1780’s Women<br />Sack dress changes: “There was a complete division at the waist and the skirt was set with tiny pleats into the bodice.”<br />p.222-228<br />
  13. 13. 1780’s Women<br />1783 Marie Antoinette<br />painted wearing a<br />simple white muslin<br />(like a shift or chemise)<br />Controversial painting<br />but the dress style<br />became fashionable.<br />p.222-228<br />
  14. 14. French Revolution<br />French Revolution (Estates General 1789)<br />Sans culottes – without knee-breeches<br />Nobles seeking to look like the rest of the population<br />Cotton favored over silk, velvet, lace, etc<br />Tricolor cockade – new symbol of the nation, lives at stake<br />Dull colors – cost effective and mood appropriate<br />
  15. 15. Works Cited<br />Ribeiro, Aileen. Dress in Eighteenth-Century Europe: 1715-1789. Revised. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2002. <br />Democracy and Global Diversity Notes. Loras College, 2007.<br />
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