Sunday, April 8, 2012

Regency Era Fashion Plates - January 1809 Ackerman's Repository

Regency Era Fashion Plates - January 1809 Ackerman's Repository

Fashions for Ladies and Gentlemen

Plate 1 - Walking Dress
A Polish bonnet, and mantle of gold-coloured velvet, with an invisible hood trimmed with ermine: an antique collar fastened with a gold ornament in front, in form of a shell. Morning dress, white muslin Brussels spot, with a worked stomacher, and trimmed down the front and at the bottom; worked along hanging sleeves, twisted and fastened at the wristband with a small gold ornament, of the same form as that which fastens the mantle and cincture of the dress; sandals of gold-colored cloth, laced with brown cords and tassels; York tan gloves.

Plate 2 - Evening Full Dress
A white satin Spanish hat, with a diamond loop and Spanish plume; diamong ear-rings and necklace; the hair full, in ringlets; a white satin dress, full-trimmed with blue velvet, with a lace medicis round the back and shoulders; an antique stomacher ornamented with diamonds mounted in gold; white satin shoes with gold bows; white gloves and fan.

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