My preferences start in the mid to late 18th century...
|The Snowshill Collection, 1750-60|
|William Williams, Deborah Hall, 1766, the Brooklyn Museum|
|Mary Wilkes; John Wilkes, by Johan Joseph Zoffany, 1782|
|Gallery of Fashion, 1799|
|Costume Parisien, Bibliotheque des Arts Decoratifs, 1802-03|
And of course the mid 19th century as well...
|Private Collection, on Display at Greenfield Village|
|Private Collections, on Display at Greenfield Village|
And even beyond (a bit!)
|The Susan Greene Collections, Genesee Country Village & Museum|
So, I think it's fair to say I can't necessarily choose. Between existing garments, fashion plates, portraits, and even your own imagination...can you?