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La Mode Illustree Hairstyles yearbook for 1860 was found in a dilapidated state. The pages were torn with some surviving. For this website, the best hairstyles printed for that year have been recorded here and some in-depth information as to how ringlets for hairstyles were made and attached.

This is the year we associate the great crinoline skirt style for some magnificent gowns.  The accessories to go with the dresses are very detailed drawings in this edition of the book. Especially some embroidered bags, shoes, lace collars and hairstyles. The hair accessories were mostly handmade with ribbon and lace.  Lace bonnets with long ties were in abundance.

Challenge:  (Start a new trend)? Suggestions: Try making the beautiful velvet platted authentic back hair accessory from 1860.    Make a wide platted loop, then adjust points and stitch in place, continue threading velvet around to suit and finish the other side loop. Stitch in place at the back.   Clip a large satin bow at the back of a pony-tail, place the velvet headpiece over this and bring the bows through the loops, secure with pins. Alternative stitch the bow and velvet piece altogether, but note you then cannot change the bow colour easily without unstitching it.  Black, silver or gold would look amazing for an evening ball.  (See design detail below).

La Mode Illustree Hairstyles
French bonnet & ringlet hairstyle – 1860

 

La Mode Illustree Hairstyles
1860

 

La Mode Illustree Hairstyles
Hair Ringlets curls – 1860

 

1860
1860

 

Haiirstyles 1860 – Fine drawings.

 

Ringlets & feathers - 1860
Ringlets & feathers – 1860

 

Hair Platted front & back views - 1860
Hair Platted front & back views – 1860

 

Decorative headband - 1860
Decorative headband – 1860

 

Latice worked Velvet hair piece - 1860
Latice worked Velvet hair piece – 1860

 

Satin Bow & Velvet latice hair piece - 1860
Satin Bow & Velvet latice hair piece – 1860

 

Hair Snood - 1860
Hair Snood – 1860

The hair snood is a lattice band weighted down at the sides with hanging beads, this helps to give it the shape.   Satin ribbon is twisted or rushed up, it is loosely knotted. then fixed underneath and left with hanging ties.

If you need to represent this era, add lots of ringlets and you can’t go far wrong!

 

1860
1860

 

1860
1860

 

Fine tulle and ribbons made into bonnets worn back from the forehead and sometimes decorated with flowers.

 

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