Despite my tendency to be a detail-oriented person, I tend to take fashion in as a whole. But just as the accessories can make an outfit, so too can the minute details. Take embroidery for example. Embroidery was such an important aspect of high fashion of the 18th century yet it is often lost to us in paintings of the time. Luckily we have surviving examples of the amazing embroidered work of the time, which are better appreciated on their own.