Friday, November 21, 2014

Ackermann's Fashion Month ~ Friday - August 1810

I’m on top of things today and hopefully for the next few days. We stroll into August 1810 today.

FASHION FOR LADIES




PLATE 11. – PROMENADE OR BEACH COSTUME
            A cambric Indian muslin frock, with long sleeves, Spanish cuffs, and high front and collar, trimmed with double plaitings of French net. An Arabian vest, or tunic coat, of apple-green crape, trimmed round the bottom with two rows of violet floss binding, and tied down the front, at regular distances, with bows and ends of violet-coloured ribbon. Woodland bonnet of straw, or primrose chip, ornamented with violet-coloured ribbon. Slippers of green kid. Parasol of green Chinese silk, with deep awning. Gloves or primrose kid.



PLATE 12. – MORNING DRESS
            A white robe of French cambric or jaconot muslin, buttoned in front from the throat to the feet; German cape, and antique cuffs, edged with Vandyke lace. A plain muslin short pelisse, trimmed with the same. Cottage cap of lace, decorated on one side with a French bow and ends of violet-coloured ribbon, and tied across the crown and under the chin with a silk handkerchief of a lemon colour. Hair in dishevelled curls. Lemon-coloured kid slippers and gloves.

CHILD’S DRESS

A highland jacket and trowers, with cambric plaited tucker; slippers of purple or black kid.
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