Regency Era Fashion Plates - June 1820 Ackerman's Repository
Evening Dress - A round dress, composed of white figured lace over a white satin slip; the corsage is long in the waist, has a little fulness at the bottom of the back, and is cut moderately low round the bust, which is ornamented with a falling lace tucker. Short sleeves, composed of alternate puffings of pink gros de Naples and white lace; the puffings are placed crosswise, and there are three of each. The bottom of the skirt is trimmed with two rows of white satin leaves placed perpendicularly; they are headed by a wreath of field-flowers. The hair is dressed in very full curls in front, drawn up behind in a full tuft on the crown of the head, and fastened with a jewelled comb. A plume of feathers, of a beautiful and novel description, is placed on one side of the head; they are ostrich, but the middle of each is covered with down: one feather is of uncommon length; the two others are shorter. Necklace and ear-rings, diamonds. White kid gloves, and white satin shoes.
We are indebted to Miss Pierpoint, inventress of the corset a la Grecque, of No. 9, Henrietta-street, Covent-garden, for both these dresses.