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 Angélique’s costume


Thumbnail of the Anne de Frezeau’s costume

Anne de Frezeau

Thumbnail of the Athénaïs of Montespan’s costume

Athénaïs of Montespan

Thumbnail of Colombine’s costume


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 Lady of Saint Gervais’s costume

Lady of Saint Gervais

Thumbnail of the Marchioness of Marmande’s costume

Marchioness of Marmande

Thumbnail of the Toinette’s costume