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18th century riding coat

American Duchess: Costume Analytics: The American Redingote, 1791

Auction House Coutau-Bégarie - Rare paire de chaussures, second tiers du XVIIIe siècle,mules en cuir rouge sombre brodé au point guipé en filé argent denroulements et fleurons rehaussés de paillettes. Bouts effilés relevés, petits talons gainés de cuir crème, semelles intérieures en maroquin rouge matelassé. (ruché de ruban rouge abîmé sinon bel état).

Riding coat

Women’s riding outfits, known as ‘riding habits’, of the 18th century adapted elements of men’s dress. This jacket of the 1750s is styled after a man’s coat, although it has been modified with a waist seam to fit over stays and a wide petticoat. Another masculine element is the mariner’s cuff, with a scalloped flap running parallel to the length of the sleeve. It was a style first seen on the coats of naval officers, although their uniform was not officially defined until 1748. The…

Corset, Alsace, France, ca.1770-1780, Taffeta, printed canvas lining silk ribbons. © Les Arts Décoratifs / photo : Jean Tholance

Der Schauspieldirektor – Costume Diary, Part 5 (Hats!)

TUTORIAL! 18th century hat

Panier, around 1770, e stays, 1740-1760, Paris, Les Arts Décoratifs, collection Mode et Textile

Soldiers pay moving tribute to 8 million horses, donkeys, & mules that died during World War I 1915


riding habit

1740s coral silk damask gown. While Claire does not wear a "dressy" gown like this, this gown is a typical one for the time.