Monday, November 17, 2014

Ackermann’s Fashion Month ~ Monday – April 1810

A new week for Ackermann’s Fashion. Today we look into the Repository of Arts for April 1810.

FASHION FOR LADIES AND GENTLEMEN

PLATE 25. – A GROUP OF FEMALE FIGURES IN EVENING OR OPERA DRESSES
The erect figure represents a female in a robe à la Russe, of spring green velvet, with appliquéd stomacher and slashed long sleeves of white satin, ornamented with pearl. A Mirza turban of frosted satin, with large pearl crescent in front. White satin mantle, trimmed with gossamer down, and confined in front of the throat with diamond broach, Diamond necklace and ear-rings, White satin slippers, laced and bound with silver. White kid gloves, and fan of carved ivory.

SITTING FIGURE
A white satin slip à Pantique; trimmed with gothic lace; long sleeve. Full at the top, with cuffs to correspond with the style of the dress. Laces stomacher front, peaked both behind and before at the bottom of the waist. Hair in the eastern style, confined with a comb ornamented with pink topaz, and flowing in loose irregular curls over the bands in front. Ear-rings and necklace of pink topaz. Pink satin slippers, with silver gothic clasps. White crape fan, wrought in silver jessamine.

FIGURE IN THE SHADE
            A Grecian frock of aurora gause, worn over white satin, laced from the bosom to the feet with silver. A nun’s veil of gossamer net lace, thrown over a head-dress, consisting of a bandeau, confining the hair, which appears beneath in dishevelled curls.



PLATE 26. – FASHION FOR GENTLEMEN
            Full dress. – Superfine corbeau coloured coat, with covered buttons; white marcella waistcoat, single breasted; light sage green, or cream-coloured kerseymere breeches; also those of black florentine silk are very fashionable and consistent in this style of dress. Dark blue coats, with plain gilt buttons, are likewise considered fashionable. The cravat is still worn high and full.

MORNING DRESS consist chiefly of dark-coloured mixed coats, with long waits, and narrow lappels and collars: the coat cut very high in the neck. Double-breasted striped waistcoats, formed of various materials, such as marcellas, buff kerseymere, &c. Ribbed kerseymere breeches, with high-topped boots; also plain stocking pantaloons, with half-boots. Pearl buttons are fashionable appendage to this style of male costume.



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