Sunday, November 16, 2014

Ackermann’s Fashion Month ~ Sunday – March 1810

Today’s post comes from the March 1810 edition of Ackermann’s Repository of Arts.

FASHION FOR LADIES





PLATE 17. – BALL DRESS
            A plain slip of white gossamer satin, with short sleeves and square bosom. A Circassian robe of brown silk net, the meshes terminated with white or gold beads; edging and tassels of the same. Head-dress, á la Diana, of pearl; necklace, armlets, &c. &c. of the same. Slippers of white satin, with gold clasps and bindings. French kid gloves below the elbow. Fan of white crape, with gold Persian border.










PLATE 18. – MORNING COSTUME

            A morning robe of spotted of flowered Moravian muslin, with high-winged collar, edged with scalloped lace. Bosom formed of alternate stripes of lace and muslin.  A matron hood of lace, tied across the crown with grey ribbon. Morning slippers of grey kid, trimmed with swandown. An occasional scarf of French silk, with rich flowered border and ends.
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