winter wear avaIt’s snowy and frosty outside – at least in my native land – and people cuddle in their warm winter clothing. Everybody wants a little warmth and coziness, so why don’t we combine this desire with our love for elegant vintage garments from the 19th century? Here is a selection of wonderful 19th-century winter wear from a museum collection. Just imagine beautiful ladies and their little daughters walking down the street cuddling in these lovely winter coats and mantles!

All the garments are from The Met Museum in New York.


British woolen overcoat, 1885. It’s a warm and comfy garment for sporting activities, like hiking, ice skating, etc. Looks really graceful.

British woolen overcoat, 1885

British woolen overcoat, 1885

 

 

Latvian eiderdown coat, ca. 1860. The texture is striking, and the eiderdown makes this outerwear so warm and cozy.

Latvian eiderdown coat, 1860

Latvian eiderdown coat, 1860

 

 

French evening wrap, about 1885. It is beautifully trimmed with fur.

French evening wrap, 1885

 

 

British winter coat with intricate decorations, about 1863. It’s made from wool and natural fur. And the cream color is so elegant. Just look at these decorative fasteners!

British winter coat, about 1863

British winter coat, about 1863

British winter coat, about 1863

British winter coat, about 1863

 

 

French evening coat from around 1890, designed by the House of Worth. Although this coat is not very warm (it’s made from silk and feathers for trimming), it looks nice, and sometimes women choose style over warmth, even when it’s cold outside.

French evening coat from around 1890

 

 

Very elegant British coat from about 1891. It is made from wool and trimmed with fur. The tight-fitting silhouette adds sophistication to this outer garment.

British coat from about 1891

Warmest and coziest 19th-century outerwear

Warmest and coziest 19th-century outerwear

 

 

French evening fur mantle, ca. 1887 designed by the House of Worth. This outerwear has an extravagant design.

French evening fur mantle, 1887

French evening fur mantle, 1887

 

 

French evening coat designed by Emile Pingat, 1888-1890. This outerwear item is rich in textures and trimmings.

French evening coat by Emile Pingat, 1888-1890

French evening coat by Emile Pingat, 1888-1890

Warmest and coziest 19th-century outerwear

 

 

American winter coat for young girl, 1880-1889. It mimics an adult fur-trimmed coat. And the buckle is a nice touch.

American winter coat for young girl, 1880-1889

 

 

French chic girl’s coat from 1882. It is fashioned from a man's frock coat style. And it sports lovely and extravagant mother-of-pearl buttons.

French chic girl’s coat from 1882

French chic girl’s coat from 1882

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