Costumes of the 18th century

Under the reign of Louis XIV, the advent of French style becomes established. The Versailles fashion is imitated in all Europe. Baroque style imposes decorative exuberance which then sobered into the costumes that would reign for the next century. The high-waisted silhouette of the previous period is replaces by a long, lean line with a low waist for both men an women.

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Thumbnail of the Lord of Gizeux’s costume

Lord of Gizeux

Thumbnail of the Louis Dominique Cartouche’s costume

Louis Dominique Cartouche

Thumbnail of the Monsieur de Grandhomme’s costume

Monsieur de Grandhomme

Thumbnail of the Anne de Frezeau’s costume

Anne de Frezeau

Thumbnail of the Duchess of Carslile’s costume

Duchess of Carslile

Thumbnail of the Françoise d’Aubigné’s costume

Françoise d’Aubigné

Thumbnail of the Marchioness of Marmande’s costume

Marchioness of Marmande