1805-1810 ca. Evening Dress, French.
- Regency Era cotton, Empire style, high-waisted dress with metallic thread.
Narrow white dress of sheer cotton mull, probably from India, and with sheer short sleeves, extra wide neckline, vertical white embroidery which was very fashionable at the time. The cotton fabric was probably imported from India already embroidered with heavy white cotton thread in transparent mull. At the beginning of the nineteenth century, this sort of dress was considered shocking and immodest after the wider hooped dresses of the eighteenth century.Continue reading →
1835 Lady’s Walking Ensemble, American. Burgundy silk dress with narrow and raised waistline, gigot sleeves, and detachable pelerine.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 →
1833 ca. Blue Silk Cutaway Coat, British. Double-breasted coat with contrasting velvet lapels. Part of typical gentleman’s ensemble of tailcoat, waistcoat, and trousers.Continue reading →