To be correct, a modern lady reenacting a formal 1860s occasion should follow suit. To help those who may not want to make their own, I enjoy making headpieces for ladies. It’s a fun way to vent those creative moments!
|Headpieces illustrated in Godey's April 1864 edition|
|Headpieces illustrated in Godey's August 1864 edition|
|A Headpiece I designed, inspired by Godey's|
|Another design of mine|
|This is a custom piece I made for a friend|
Wouldn’t you love to look like Princess Mathilde Bonaparte?
Her lovely headpiece complements her gown.
|Or maybe you'd like to look like Princess Alice Saxe-Coburg!|
Headpieces didn't always match the gown.
|Matching the gown or not, nearly all ladies would wear a headpiece with a ball dress.|
Le Bon Ton, April 1863
|These are headpieces I've been working on for the Olde South Ball Bazaar!|
The Olde South Ball is my next formal event and I'll enjoy wearing one of my formal headpieces. Will I see you there? :) (Hint: You can register at this link!)
|Pretend you don't see that modern camera I'm holding and instead admire my headpiece! :)|