Thursday, April 28, 2011

Regency Era Fashion Plate - August 1820 Ladies' Monthly Museum

Regency Era Fashion Plate - August 1820 Ladies' Monthly Museum

The Mirror of Fashion for August, 1820

Walking Dress
A round high dress composed of cambric-muslin: the skirt is trimmed at the bottom with full bands of this jaconaut muslin, which are edged with Urling's lace. The corsage is of moderate length in the waist; it fastens behind; the back is tight to the shape, and rather narrow at bottom; the front is richly ornamented with lace. Long sleeves, of an easy width, surmounted by very full epaulettes, formed into a double row of puffs, by letting-in lace. The spencer worn with this dress is composed of lavender coloured zephercene. The body is tight to the shape; the waist is the usual length. A large collar, lined with pink zephercene falls very low in the enck. The sleeves are nearly tight to the arm, and reach very far over the hand. The epaulette is composed of points of lavender coloured satin, edged with pink zephercene; the bottom of the sleeve is finished by a cuff, also edged with pink. Head-dress, a bonnet composed of lavender coloured metallic gauze; the crown is round; it is ornamented with draperies of plain gauze to correspond; the brim is of a moderate size, and of a very becoming form; a bunch of white flowers is placed on one side of the crown: a lavender coloured riband ties the bonnet under the chin. Limeric gloves; black kid shoes.

Evening Dress
A round dress, composed of Urling's lace, over a white satin slip: the skirt is of an easy fulness; it is decorated at the bottom with a trimming composed of rouleaux of blue satin, laid on in a scroll pattern, and headed by a wreath of blue leaves, which are formed of an intermixture of satin and net; this trimming has a remarkably novel and striking effect. The corsage is rather long in the waist; it is tight to the shape in front; but has a little fulness at the bottom of the waist behind. A single fall of broad lace is set on full round the bust, and falls over. Short, full sleeve, composed of an intermixture of gros de Naples and lace. The hair is dressed very full on the forehead, in loose curls; it is a little parted in front; the hind hair is disposed in full bows, which are fastened up with pearl combs. Necklace and ear-rings, pearl. White kid gloves, and white silk shoes. We are indebted to Miss Pierpoint, maker of the corset a la Grecque, No. 9, Henrietta-street, Covent-Garden, for both these dresses.

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