Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Robes légères

On show at Madame Elisabeth's domain, muslin dresses that would have been worn by her in the country style (at the time, Montreuil neighbourhood was outside of Versailles!) as well as a fan and some gorgeous furniture and curtains!

Visibles dans le domaine de Madame Elisabeth, des robes délicieuses en mousseline de coton et de lin dans le style campagnard (Montreuil à l'époque était hors la ville), un éventail et de très beaux meubles et rideaux !

18 comments:

Olivier said...

l éventail est tres beau. Maintenant je sais pas si en ete (dans le temps, quand le soleil existait encore) cela se portait facilement, et si c'etait si leger que ca

sylvia kirkwood said...

Beautiful!! Great captures as always, Ciel! Hope you have a great week!

Lowell said...

I cannot help but think how uncomfortable all these clothes must have been. But maybe knowing you were dressed in high style made up for the discomfort...and if you knew nothing else...

Dressing up for me these days means wearing a shirt with a collar that matches my shorts. If I really dress up, I put on socks. :)

Would they have had an electric fan back in those days?

andressa said...

<3

Randy said...

I like that room in the second photo.

Dave said...

They must have need very careful washing and ironing, but then they had servants for that.

llandudnopictures said...

All very elegant!

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

Simple yet elegant. I guess this style wouldn't be too bad in the Summer heat.

Birdman said...

Uncomfortable for sure in all this heat here. Whew!

Halcyon said...

Tres sympa ! J'aime toujours voir les vetements d'autrefois. Mais je suis contente que nous (les femmes) d'aujourd'hui ont plus de choix ! :)

Tanya Breese said...

wouldn't it have been fun to dress up like that?!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Part of me thinks it would be wonderful to wear the dresses of those times then again when the weather is in the high 30's perhaps it's more comfortable fantasising about it.. A fan Ciel :)))))

VP said...

Dresses goes out of fashion quickly than furniture. On can imagine to sit in a formal room like this one even today, but it is hard to imagine a lady wearing those dresses...

Small City Scenes said...

The dresses are lovely but where are the Levis. haha!!
MB

Thérèse said...

Delicates et elegantes!

Loree said...

Pretty dresses although I would not like to wear them when it gets hot.

Gunn said...

There must have been lots of work put in to making these elegant dresses!

LONDONLULU said...

Amazingly, these look like they'd be nice to wear - no (obvious) corset or too too many layers. Though I agree summer might not be the best time, imagine how lovely they'd be in cooler weather though!