Ah yes, the age of guillotines and powdered wigs! There probably wasn't much beauty in the political world or the nations relationships, but this era produced some of the most delicate and beautiful fashions and art. I am not near as passionate about the 18th century as I am the 19th and early 20th, but I have love for the beauty of all era's. We'll be focusing on France and England because they were the founders of the fashions and art I will be listing below.
Yes, they had bugs and in some extreme cases even small rodents, but it looked good!.....
The ornate hair of the prominent women was, you have to admit, quite stunning.
The clothes, oh how splendid! :
Just like the Edwardian period, they were obsessed with tiny, dainty feet.
Down below is one of Marie Antoinette's necklaces, this piece of jewelry caused quite the controversy in her time and it involved sex, lies, affairs and scandal galore. Definitely a contributing factor to her death at the guillotine.
In France during the French revolution , it became fashionable for the women to wear a red ribbon choker around their necks to symbolize their protest against the guillotine and pay homage to the ones who lost their life to it.
And my personal favorite titled "Love Letters"
Look how loving they are! It looks so genuine and adoring it brings tears to my eyes. The way he gazes so lovingly and romantically at his lady...
I hope you enjoyed this insight into the beauty of the 18th century! <3