I’m running very late today. I honestly don’t know where the time goes. Anyway, today I’m looking at the fashion plates from the July 1810 edition of the Repository of Arts.
FASHION FOR LADIES AND GENTLEMEN
PLATE 4. – A BALL DRESS
A pink gossamer satin slip, with Grecian frock of white Persian gause, or undrest Italian crape; united up the front and round the bottom with silver filigree buttons and chain. The bottom trimmed with a deep Vandyke lace, and finished at the feet with the same; Spanish slash sleeve, confined with silver filigree buttons and cord. Hair à la Grecque, confined with a pearl comb; the curls parted on the forehead by the introduction of a bunch of Persian roses. Necklace, bracelets, and ear-rings of pearl. Shoes of white satin, spotted with pink foil. Gloves of French kid, below the elbow. Fan with crape, with Egyptian characters in silver.
PLATE 5. – THREE PROMENADE, OR KENSINGTON GARDEN FIGURES.
First Figure. – A Spanish pelisse of white and lilac shot sarsnet, with Egyptian crape and antique cuffs, trimmed with Chinese scalloped binding, ornamented up the front with the same, and untied with correspondent buttons. A woodland hat of lemon-coloured chip, with curled ostrich feather, lilac and white, dropping towards the left side. Figured lemon-coloured slippers’ lemon-coloured kid gloves; gold neck-chain and broach; ridicule of painted velvet.
Second Figure. – A round morning dress of white muslin, with appliquéd lace round the bottom; bosom and sleeves ornamented with the same. A unella veil and cloak of superfine black black French lace. Half-boots of blossom-coloured kid, laced with white. Blossom-coloured parasol, with Chinese awning.
Third Figure. – A white cambric mornig wrap, edged with lace or needle-work. A spencer cloak, with military front and collar, composed of cornelian blue shot sarsnet, ornamented with slk basket buttons, and braids to correspond. A helmet mob cap, formed of the same material, interspersed with joining lace, and edged round the face with antique lace. Blue parasol, and half-boots of blue kid, bound and laced with black.
FASHION FOR GENTLEMEN
The mode of dress has not changed materially from the last month. The coats are cut in the skirts much narrower, and not so long in the waist, with collars long, and stand off; the back to the hips much narrower. Pantaloon and gaiters all in one, of nankeen, Buff waistcoats with yellow buttons, and blue coats, are the most prevailing colours.