The Costume Gallery Presents:
A Year in Fashion: 1870
History of Bonnets

Bonnet: #2
Date: 18th Century

This lady's bonnet is of amber satin, lined with sky-blue velvet, the edge of the brim, both in and outside, trimmed with a narrow, van-dyked white blonde; huge puffs of amber satin form both a crown and an ornamement, and on one side an aigrette of black cocks' feathers is noticeable. This lady's hair is dressed with powder, in large French curls.

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© A Year in Fashion 2000-2002.

Disclaimer: This article is being presented as an educational resource of women fashions during this time era. The Costume Gallery, or its owner, Penny E. Dunlap Ladnier, does NOT sell or make sewing patterns. This publication's text is in its original format. Spelling or grammar may not appear to be correct, but were standard for the original publication date.