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Morning dresses, Ackermann’s Repository, March and April 1815
Promenade Dress, Ackermann’s Repository, Oct. 1814
I would love a pair of her sandals! I’m also quite fond of the crossed fichu across her chest. Is that spotted fabric I see gathered as a trim?
Morning dress, Ackermann’s Repository, Sept. 1814
This lovely shade of lavender mauve is so beautiful, and I can’t get enough of the charming ruched sleeves!
Being an equestrian, I am particularly interested in riding habits from past eras. The fashion plate above shows the quintessential habit from the Regency era (this example from 1816). They were frequently made in wools of a darker colour. While reds had been very stylish in the eighteenth century and still enjoyed popularity, navy blue because equally fashionable during the Regency. The habits had influences from masculine garments and military uniforms, as I’m sure you can see. Under the habit, you could see the delicate white cravat. To top it all off (bad joke, I know), there was always a jaunty hat which often had a veil trailing off the back. Don’t forget your gloves and riding crop!
This image, along with many others in my online fashion plate collection, was found at the fabulous New York Public Library’s picture collection.
This fashion plate from January 1813 features a morning walking dress and pelisse trimmed with luxurious ermine.
Costume Parisien, Costume Paré, 1804
I love the crossed ribbon ties in the back!