Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Ackermann's Fashion Month ~ Wednesday - June 1810

Today’s Fashion Plates come from the June 1810 edition of Ackermann’s Repository.

FASHION FOR LADIES



PLATE 37. – WALKING OR CARRIAGE COSTUME.
A round high robe of French cambric, with Armenian collar, and cuffs edged with narrow antique lace; three rows of appliqu├ęd lace beading round the bottom. An Egyptian mantle of lilac shot saesnet, trimmed with broad Spanish binding, and deep thread lace. A Parisian bonnet of the same material, ornamented with narrow stripes of white satin ribbon, and trimmed at the edge with lace, or a plaiting of French net. A small French cap, and flowers appearing in front of the forehead. Chinese parasol, with deep awing of white silk. Ridicule to correspond. Lilac kid slippers or half-boots. York gloves.
Child’s dress of nankeen or buff kerseymere, of the Highland order.


PLATE 38. – EVENING OR FULL DRESS
            A round robe, with long sleeves, and demi-traine of white gossamer satin, or white crape, over pink satin slip. The Maria Louisa pelerine of the most delicate French net, trimmed round with a broad lace, and confined in the center of the bosom with a broach of pink topaz, set round with brilliants. A deep ruffle at the wrist, of lace similar to the tippet. Hair confined from the roots behind, and fastened with a Persian pin of diamonds, flowing in front, and on the side, in blended curls and ringlets: a diamond tulip or crescent in front. Necklace, ear-rings, and bracelets to correspond. Roman slippers of white kid, with silver clasps and binding. An occasional scarf of buff or purple silk, with variegated border and ends. Gloves of white French kid, and opera fan of carved ivory.

SECOND FIGURE

            A white crape, leno, or net frock, over a blue sarsuet slip; short sleeve, rather full; the bosom and bottom of the sleeve furnished with a border of small blue roses; the bottom of the frock edged with scalloped lace: the eagle’s paw clasp of silver confines the extremity of the waist. The ornaments are pearl, and the shoes white satin.
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