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1750's Woman's riding jacket by janey-jane 1750's Woman's riding jacket by janey-jane
From my V&A costume study series - A camel colored riding jacket c. 1750-60. For some reason this one is a crowd favorite, I've had more people ask me if I could make them something like this jacket. Personally I can't imagine riding a horse in something like this, especially since it was worn over stays (a corset) and a hugely padded and paniered skirt. It is pretty cool though...although Dior really wasn't innovative at all with his "new" look was he?
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NaimaAldarion Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I love historical clothes and this is stunning.
ninjamnky Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010
I love this jacket. Have you tried making it yet?
janey-jane Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010
not yet, I don't have any events where I could wear rococo fashions so its hard to get the impetus to make any :(
ninjamnky Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010
I say you wear it around town. Who needs an event to wear a jacket like that!?
janey-jane Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010
this is a very valid point.
IamTheWay Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2009  Student General Artist

I love the style and subject matter both.
suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Great drawing! I like your random notes. And I do know that the larger boot cuffs from earlier in the century were used as pockets (and to pocket stolen goods as well).

They would have been riding in paniers... really? That boggles the imagination. I hope they were pocket hoops, at least.
janey-jane Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2009
I think costume historians need to draw more of a distinction between riding habit, and actual functional riding wear, because I'm really skeptical about riding in paniers myself. I think those women who were actually riders would have known better than to put up with such nonsense. It was probably the case that many women wore 'riding habit' as a fashionable affectation to gatherings where the men were going hunting, or for walking out to appreciate the picturesque; and these costumes would have been worn with all the usual underpinnings.

But who knows...women rode in corsets and bustles (not full ones, but a bustle is still a bustle right?) in the late 19thc.
suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Very interesting! I never thought about that, but I'm sure you're right. I've never seen a picture of an 18th century woman on a horse wearing paniers, now that I think of it.
HistoryFashionLovers Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2008
Very nice details!
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