Saturday, September 8, 2012

Regency Era Fashion Plates - May 1815 Ackerman's Repository

Regency Era Fashion Plates - May 1815 Ackerman's Repository

Fashions for Ladies

Walking Dress - High dress, made in cambric muslin, with deep full flounces richly worked on French cambric; a deep falling frill round the neck; to correspond. Pelisse, open, with falling collar, composed of green sarsnet, lined throughout with sarsnet of straw colour; the bottom of the sleeve trimmed with a double frill of the same; a double border of corresponding coloured trimming laid on the cuff and round the pelisse. Bonnet of straw-coloured satin, edge and trimmed with green satin ribbon, and ornamented either with a cluster of flowers or a small plume of feathers. Sandals of green kid; gloves to correspond. Parasol of straw-coloured silk.


Evening Dress - Pink satin frock, richly ornamented round the bottom with a deep border of garnet yewer, headed with a festoon of flowers; the body and sleeves trimmed with double rolls of white satin; a small border of flowers let in on the shoulder; a full plaiting of blond lace round the neck. Gloves white kid; shoes to correspond. The hair crossed, with full curls on the forehead and in the neck.

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