1. Masquerades continued to grow in popularity during the early 18th century. The wearing of full costumes became more common as did the practice of staying in character throughout the event.
This painting by Giuseppe Grisoni depict a masquerade held at the King’s Theatre on Haymarket Street in London in 1724.

    Masquerades continued to grow in popularity during the early 18th century. The wearing of full costumes became more common as did the practice of staying in character throughout the event.

    This painting by Giuseppe Grisoni depict a masquerade held at the King’s Theatre on Haymarket Street in London in 1724.

  2. Today’s color is brown. I feel that brown, like gray, is often unfairly maligned. Used correctly it can be very elegant and yes, even pretty.
This first dress is a very early one. It is English and dates from circa 1725. The large patterned silk brocade from which it is made was in vogue in the first quarter of the 18th century.

    Today’s color is brown. I feel that brown, like gray, is often unfairly maligned. Used correctly it can be very elegant and yes, even pretty.

    This first dress is a very early one. It is English and dates from circa 1725. The large patterned silk brocade from which it is made was in vogue in the first quarter of the 18th century.