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Always a dress coat, made in black and other dark colours, with the fronts cut away in a straight line across the waist and either single or double-breasted. Worn for both day and evening before 1830, then mainly for evening wear, formal day occasions and as a riding dress coat in the 1840s and 50s. It remained an evening style to the end of the century and beyond. The evening dress form had long lapels revealing much of the waistcoat, while the day dress coat had higher buttoning.