Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Directoire Coat - Demorest's Monthly Magazine - 1889

"This stylish model can be utilized for either an independent garment to use for street wear only, or for a polonaise to complete a costume of heavy or medium weight material. It can be combined with a plain or plaited skirt, which may be of the same or contrasting material, and the waistcoat, or vest, can match either the skirt or coat. The illustration represents a costume of heavy, old-red serge, with the skirt, and the revers on the back, of serge of the same color having broad stripes of yellow silk embroidery, and the vest, collar and cuffs of black velvet. The hat is of red velvet, with a bow of yellow velvet on the crown, and a boa of silver-fox fur encircling the crown, crossed in the back, and then brought around the neck. The muff is of the same fur, ornamented with a bow of red and yellow velvet."


  1. Ooooh, so pretty--I'd love to have
    a coat like that!

  2. Wow! Really interesting detail in the back!