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1714-1800+ - Georgian Women's Hair & Headdresses

1714-1800+ Georgian Women's Hair & Headdresses

By Pauline Weston Thomas for Fashion-Era.com

1714-1800+ Georgian Women's Hair & Headdresses As Shown In
'English Costume History by Dion Clayton Calthrop'

This costume history page is about hair fashion history. It consists of a selection of women only headdresses and hairstyle illustrations and original from 1714 to 1800+ taken from Calthrop's English Costume. They are as shown in individual Calthrop costume pages for specific eras on 36 other pages in another section of this website. The partial text copy below is from the book ENGLISH COSTUME PAINTED & DESCRIBED BY DION CLAYTON CALTHROP. Full text is on the individual dated pages.

This page is about female headdresses and hairstyles for the Georgian era to 1800+. Later eras of headdresses are shown on other pages. For the Introduction to this book see this introduction written by Dion Clayton Calthrop.
My comments are in italics.

Georgian Women's Headwear

Woman of George 1 Era - A CapWoman of George III Era - A Neat Calash/Mob Cap.

Headwear -
Left - Woman of George 1 Era - A Cap
Right - Woman of George III Era - A Neat Calash/Mob Cap.

WOMEN OF THE TIME OF GEORGE I - 1714-1727

The ladies wear little lace and linen caps, their hair escaping in a ringlet or so at the side, and flowing down behind, or gathered close up to a small knob on the head.

Colouring-in - Georgian Costume

The hair is very tightly gathered up behind, twisted into a small knob on the top of the head, and either drawn straight back from the forehead or parted in the middle, allowing a small fringe to hang on the temples. Nearly every woman wore a small cap or a small round straw hat with a ribbon round it.

Now the lady would puff her hair at the sides and powder it; if she had no hair she wore false, and a little later a full wig. She would now often discard her neat cap and wear a veil behind her back, over her hair, and falling over her shoulders.

GEORGE THE THIRDGeorge III - Polanaise FashionPANIER DRESS -  GEORGE III - 1760-1820
Reigned sixty years: 1760-1820.

WOMAN OF THE TIME OF GEORGE III - 1760-1820

The first colour plate above shows the last of the pannier dresses, which gave way in 1794 or 1795 to Empire dresses.  The second plate shows the Polonaise skirt.  After the French Revolution all dress of both men and women underwent radical changes.

Georgian Women Hairstyles, Georgian Wigs & Headwear

Calthrop wrote:- The drawings of the women's dresses should also speak for themselves. You may watch the growth of the wig and the decline of the hoop - I trust with ease. You may see those towers of hair of which there are so many stories. Those masses of meal and stuffing, powder and pomatum, the dressing of which took many hours.

Hairstyles, Georgian Wigs & Headwear 1760-1800

Those piles of decorated, perfumed, reeking mess, by which a lady could show her fancy for the navy by balancing a straw ship on her head, for sport by showing a coach, for gardening by a regular bed of flowers.

Heads which were only dressed, perhaps, once in three weeks, and were then re-scented because it was necessary.

Monstrous germ-gatherers of horse-hair, hemp-wool, and powder, laid on in a paste, the cleaning of which is too awful to give in full detail. 'Three weeks,' says my lady's hairdresser, 'is as long as a head can go well in the summer without being opened.'

The Calash The Broad Brimmed Hat - Georgians

Georgian Headwear - The Calash & The Broad Brimmed Hat

The Ladies Calash

The Ladies Calash

The Mob Cap

Travel a little further and you have the mob cap.

Women's English Costume Mob Cap Drawings - HAIR - GEORGE III

 

All of a sudden out go hoops, full skirts, high hair, powder, buffons, broad-brimmed hats, patches, high-heeled shoes, and in come willowy figures and thin, nearly transparent dresses, turbans, low shoes, straight fringes.

Women's English Costume Drawings GEORGE III

DRAWINGS TO ILLUSTRATE THE COSTUME & HAIRSTYLES OF WOMEN IN THE REIGN OF GEORGE THE THIRD - 27 Drawings

HAIRSTYLE CROPS TAKEN FROM DRAWINGS BY CALTHROP AND THE DIGHTONS, FATHER & SON

GEORGIAN WOMEN'S FASHION DRAWINGS

GEORGIAN HAIRSTYLE DRAWINGS 1770-1772, 1775.

ABOVE - GEORGIAN HAIRSTYLE DRAWINGS 1770-1772, 1775.

GEORGIAN HIGH FRAME HAIR FASHION DRAWINGS

GEORGIAN HIGH HAIRSTYLES - DRAWINGS 1775

ABOVE - GEORGIAN HIGH HAIRSTYLES - DRAWINGS 1775.

GEORGIAN HAIR FASHION DRAWINGS

GEORGIAN HIGH HAIR & CALASH - DRAWINGS 1777 -1783

ABOVE - GEORGIAN HIGH HAIR & CALASH - DRAWINGS 1777 -1783.

GEORGIAN HAT & HAIR FASHION DRAWINGS

GEORGIAN HAT DRAWINGS - 1783,1786 & 1787.

ABOVE - GEORGIAN HAT DRAWINGS - 1783,1786 & 1787.

GEORGIAN HAT FASHION DRAWINGS

GEORGIAN HAT STYLES - DRAWINGS 1789, 1793 & 1794.

ABOVE - GEORGIAN HAT STYLES - DRAWINGS 1789, 1793 & 1794.

GEORGIAN TURBAN & BONNET HAT FASHION DRAWINGS

GEORGIAN BONNET HAT FASHION DRAWINGS 1794.

ABOVE - GEORGIAN BONNET HAT FASHION DRAWINGS 1794.

GEORGIAN TURBAN & FEATHER PLUME HAT FASHION DRAWINGS

FEATHER PLUME HAT, BAND & TURBAN 1799 &1800.

ABOVE - FEATHER PLUME HAT, BAND & TURBAN 1799 &1800.

LATE GEORGIAN BONNET & HAT FASHION DRAWINGS

BONNET HATS OF 1803, 1810, 1820.

ABOVE - BONNET HATS OF 1803, 1810, 1820. FAR RIGHT - HAIR ORNAMENTED APOLLO TOP KNOT 1830.

This costume history page is about hair fashion history. It consists of a selection of women only headdresses and hairstyle illustrations and original from 1714 to 1800+ taken from Calthrop's English Costume. They are as shown in individual Calthrop costume pages for specific eras on 36 other pages in another section of this website. The partial text copy below is from the book ENGLISH COSTUME PAINTED & DESCRIBED BY DION CLAYTON CALTHROP. Full text is on the individual dated pages.

This page is about female headdresses and hairstyles for the Georgian era to 1800+. Later eras of headdresses are shown on other pages. For the Introduction to this book see this introduction written by Dion Clayton Calthrop.
My comments are in italics.

Page Added January 2011. Ref:-P774.

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