Regency Era Fashion Plates - December 1818 La Belle Assemblee
Fashions for December, 1818
Explanation of the Prints of Fashion
No 1 - Carriage Dress
Round dress of Bombazine, elegantly finished at the border with broad black velvet, surmounted by a flounce of fine white muslin, headed by a rouleau of the same. Black velvet spenser, with a sautoir, or half handkerchief, of mourning shawl manufacture. Bonnet of white crape, with full plume of black ostrich feathers. Bouillone ruff of fine muslin. Black chamois slippers and gloves.
No 2 - Evening Dress
Andalusian robe of black crape, worn over a black satin slip, ornamented at the border with crape flutings. The robe vandyked with black velvet, richly ornamented with trimming of twisted crape, down each side. The sleeves confined at the mancherons by a superb knot of jet. Henrietta ruff of white crape broad hemmed. Black velvet toque ornamented with jet, and black cypress feathers.