Note - not dollshouse size

If I could pick only one period for my own collection, it would be this one. Perhaps it's because the fashions were so impractical and over-the-top, or perhaps it's because this is Cinderella time.

1720 in the reign of George I

The Lady wears a sack-back gown that hangs in double box pleats from a high yoke. She must have enjoyed letting out her stays beneath as no-one could tell. Her skirts are supported by a dome shaped hooped petticoat.    

The Gentleman's suit is slightly less stiff and formal than before, but very elegant and his wig has now been powdered.   



1775 in the reign of George III

The Lady's hoops have flattened at front and back, but extended enormously at the sides. Her skirts are open at front, the edges lavishly decorated with 'robings', to show a matching petticoat. Her hair is piled high and powdered.    (also available in dollshouse size, see Isabella)

The Gentleman's coat is now narrower and his waistcoat shorter, but both are often beautifully embroidered. His hair is dressed in a 'bag wig' with black bow.   (also available in dollshouse size, see Georgian)


1780 in the reign of George III

The Lady wears a 'Polonaise' dress, with the back skirts caught up like an Austrian blind. The hoops have gone and are replaced by a 'bum roll'. Her hair is piled even higher than before so that her hat has to be tied on the front of it.   (also available in dollshouse size, see Georgian)

The Macaroni Gentleman has just returned from the Grand Tour of Europe and is identified as a member of the Macaroni Club by his brightly coloured suit which appears to be a size too small, his oversized shoe buckles and his towering wig topped by a silly little tricorne hat. Isn't he a scream?   (also available in dollshouse size, see Georgian) 

1790 in the reign of George III 

The Lady in Walking Dress has lost most of her trimmings and her hair is dressed wide rather than high, topped by a big hat in the style of the 'Gainsborough Lady'.    

The Gentleman has now given up his silks and satins for good, apart from the occasional fancy waistcoat.  

Similar figures to these are also available in dolls house size - see Charlotte & Jeremy

1815 during The Regency

The Lady in Day Dress has a skimpy little muslin dress and pretty decorated bonnet. She wears drawers underneath for the first time to compensate for the reduction in petticoats.   

The Gentleman wears a cut-away tailcoat and short waistcoat so as to show off his new tight fitting trousers. His collars are so high that he can barely move his head.      (Also available in dolls house size - see Robert)

The Boy wears a 'skeleton suit' - the first proper outfit for small boys, which remained in use well into the Victorian period. (Still available in dolls house size - see Christopher

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