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Walking Suit || Indianapolis Museum of Art || 1870s
Walking dress, Ackermann’s Repository, March 1815
Walking dress, Ackermann’s Repository, March 1814
She has a charming cloak and turban, does she not?
Walking dress, Ackermann’s Repository, June 1814
I like to see these simpler fashions, since I know many styles in this part of the Regency were quite busy and adorned!
This fashion plate from January 1813 features a morning walking dress and pelisse trimmed with luxurious ermine.
“Diana” Walking Dress, Feb. 1815
Walking dress, 1880’s
Walking dress, Ackerman, April 1817
I know it’s long but if you like the history of costume it’s a very good read:
The Walking Dress
“Plain round dress, composed of black bombazeen, the body is made up to the throat, and tight to the shape. Plain long sleeves with white crape weepers. The skirt is finished round the bottom by a number of black crape rouleaus. Over this dress is worn a pelisse of black Levantine, open in front, and wrapping a little to one side. The waist is very short, and the back is quite plain. There is a small square collar which supports a very full ruff composed of white crape. The collar, fronts, and bottom of the dress, ar finished by a broad trimming of black crape, which is laid on very full. Plain long sleeves, finished at the wrist with black crape to correspond: the upper part of the sleeve is full, but it is tight towards the wrist. Head-dress, a small French bonnet composed of black Leghorn. The edge of the front is ornamented by a rouleau of black crape; two rouleaus ornament the top of the crown; and one very broad one goes round the bottom of it. A black crape band ties it under the chin; and a full bunch of artificial flowers, composed also of black crape, ornaments it on one side. Black shamoy gloves and black shoes.”
The Evening Dress
“A black crape frock over a black sarsnet slip: the body is cut very low all round the bust, and very short in the waist. The sleeve is very short and full. A narrow white crape trimming, of a novel description goes round the bust, and both the body and sleeves are interspersed in a new style, with either black or white crape. The skirt is of easy fullness; it is finished round the bottom by a broad trimming of either black or white crape disposed in festoons, and interspersed with cypress leaves, composed of black crape. This is surmounted by a broad rouleau of either black or white crape, round which is twined a double row of polished jet beads. The hair is dressed high behind, and in light curls on the forehead; it is ornamented only be an elegant jet comb. Necklace and ear-rings of jet. Gloves of black shamoy leather; plain black silk shoes.”
Walking Dress | c. 1870