1812-1814 ca. Peignoir, or Wrap Around Gown. Wrap-over gown made of Indian ikat, with round, slightly raised collar, adorned with gathered trimmings and narrow shoulder frills. Excessively long sleeves with wristbands.Continue reading →
1835 Lady’s Walking Ensemble, American. Burgundy silk dress with narrow and raised waistline, gigot sleeves, and detachable pelerine.Continue reading →
1785-1790 ca. Pink Stays, or Corset. These pink stays, used in the Georgian Era, lace at the back. The straps cross over, wrap around the back, and then hook at the front waist to give extra support. The phalanges at the bottom are designed to spread over the hips and help hold the stays into position.
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1809 Typical Regency Window Dressing With Red Curtains, and Gold Fittings. From Rudolph Ackermann’s ‘The Repository of Arts’, London.Continue reading →
1825 ca. Pelisse, British. Pale gold silk and linen.A Pelisse or Walking Dress in England, or Redingote in France, was a very fitted and tailored garment made to cover the insubstantial fabrics e.g. muslin, and floaty designs of Empire styled gowns which were not warm when out walking or riding in a carriage.Continue reading →