Sunday, November 23, 2014

Ackermann's Fashion Month ~ Sunday - October 1810

Good Sunday morning. Today we are looking at October 1810.

FASHION FOR LADIES




PLATE 23. – A MORNING DRESS OR COSTUME A LA DEVOTION
            A plain cambric high gown, with surplice sleeves, and Vandyke border round the throat. A Spanish robe of pea-green muslin, crape, or sarsnet, bordered with cable trimming, and buttoned to the shape in front. A winged mob cap, composed of white crape and beading. A bee-hive bonnet of fine moss or plaited straw, ornamented with white sarsnet ribbon. Limeric gloves, and Spanish slippers of sea-green kid.


PLATE 24. – PROMENADE, OR SEA-BEACH COSTUME
            First figure. – A Grecian wrap gown, with high Armenian collar, bordered with treble rows of narrow muslin, or with three rows of appliqu├ęd beading. An Egyptian tunic of pink or lilac, shot sarsnet, ornamented up the front with silk cord and buttons; round the bosom and cuffs to correspond. A hamlet hat of white imperial chip or straw, tied across the crown with white or lemon-coloured ribbon. A foundling cap of lace, exhibited in front, ornamented with corn-flowers. Pale tan gloves, and shoes the colour of the pelisse.


            Second figure. – A white muslin robe, with biased bosom, formed of French net; a high rounded collar, sitting close to the throat, and finished with double plaiting of net; a sash of amber shot ribbon tied on the left side. A Circassian mantle of fine India muslin, with deep border of needle-work or lace. Head-dress composed of a square veil of lace, fancifully disposed over the hair, and confined with a broach in center of the forehead. York tan gloves, and Roman slippers of amber-coloured kid.
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