Now I can finally show you the whole look of my new 1780s ensemble all put together!
(and I will still be doing a post about the sleeve cuffs, some of the underpinnings, and the wig, which I will link to here when it’s done and up)
Taylor (aka Dames a la Mode) graciously volunteered to do a photoshoot for me last Friday. The location is St James church + yard just up 8th street from my house here on Capitol Hill that’s done in an atmospheric faux-gothic-Jacobean mash-up style. I kinda love it!
And now on to the show!
We started off with the skirt drawn up a la polonaise.
The next 3 shots show the polonaise-d skirt in swaying/swishing motion:
And then I let down the skirt for some full-skirt-length shots. It definitely noticeably changes the overall feel of the dress, I think. Drawn-up it’s very fun and frothy, let down it’s rather regal! What do you think? Am I thinking about this too much? Lol
The let-down skirt also lends itself well to billowing!
Taylor also got some really nice detail shots
And with the skirt let down:
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Well done, you, if you made it to the end of this post! I know it was a lot of photos but I hope you enjoyed them!