Saturday, June 11, 2011

Regency Era Fashion Plate - December 1807 La Belle Assemble

Regency Era Fashion Plate - December 1807 La Belle Assemble

Fashions for December, 1807

Explanation of the Prints of Fashion

No 1 - An Evening Dress
A simple round gown of white satin, or coloured cloth; triangular front, finished with silver beading. Plain back, brought to a point at the bottom of the waist, which is increased in length. A full short sleeve, with loose slashed ornaments in the Spanish style; the slashes wrought in an elegant pattern of silver embroidery, and severally finished with a small correspondent tassel. The hair bound tight round the head in the Grecian style, twisted in braids behind, the ends formed in a tuft of full curls, and confined with a gold comb, from whence are seen pendent ringlets, similar to those which fall on the left shoulder; in front it is divided over the left temple with the Diana crescent, of pink topaz, above which are a few dishevelled curls. Necklace and earrings of pink topaz, bracelets of linked pearl, with correspondent studs. A Circassian scarf of orange, or crimson, figured or plain, with rich border and fringe at the ends, of colours tastefully varied. This shawl is thrown carelessly round the throat, or across the shoulders, or is formed in a negligent and graceful drapery, by the disposition of the hands. Turkish slippers of white satin; and white kid gloves rucked.

No 2 - Morning Walking Dress
A high military vest of French cambric, lawn, or muslin, buttoned down the front; and formed with the chemisette waist, and high collar. Circassian robe-pelisse, of pale olive, dove, puce, or purple, formed of napped velvet, twill sarsnet, kerseymere, or Georgian cloth; bordered with a rich shaded broacde ribband, embroidery in coloured silks, or trimmings of fancy fur. A beaver hat of the same colour as the coat, turned up on the left side, with cockade and band d-la-militaire, and ornamented with a crimped willow feather. Hair cropped; coral earrings; York tan gloves; and slippers of red Morocco.

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