|George Romney, Mrs. Francis Russell. 1785-87, oil on canvas. The Art Institute of Chicago.|
“By the mid 1770s the vertical extension of feminine hairdressing was complete, transforming its original smooth bouffant appearance into a mass of frizzed and powdered curls beneath extravagant straw and ribbon hats by the 1780s.” –The Culture of Fashion.
Like Mrs. Russell's style? Check out the who wore it better post from earlier:
Who Wore it Better? Frédérique Louise Wilhelmine and Mrs. Francis Russell