Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Ackermann’s Fashion Month ~ Tuesday – May 1810

Today we look at the fashion in May 1810 edition of Ackermann’s Repository of Arts.


FASHION FOR WOMEN




PLATE 32. -  PROMENADE COSTUME IN THE EGYPTIAN STYLE
            An Arabian tunic and petticoat of fine white cambric, sitting high round the throat, with appliquéd net, in the crescent form; robin stomacher, and Egyptian border round the bottom. Armenian hat, composed of short amber sarsnet, with white floss binding and cord. Grecian scarf of the same colour, with rich brocade ends. Half-boots of amber-coloured kid or silk, the same as the hat. Gloves of York tan or buff kid.






PLATE 33. – PROMENADE OR OPERA DRESS

            A round robe of jaconot muslin, with high French ruff, and appliquéd border of narrow lace round the feet. A cassock coat or demi pelisse of cerulean blue shot sarsnet, finished round the bosom with basket border, extended on white satin, confined at the bottom of the waist with silver or steel clasp, and to the bottom with three regular, divided silk cords and tassels. An Austrian tippet of white satin, with full floss binding, and tassels to correspond. Arcadian hat, composed of the same material as the coat, and ornamented with full curled white feathers. The hair in ringlet curls, with caul of white or amber net; a small spring flower is occasionally added. Half-boots and parasol of cornelian blue en suite. Gloves of lemon-coloured kid.
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