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The most formal dress for those attending court occasions, which followed strict regulations dictated by the monach or his Queen. Wide hoop petticoats were retained until 1820, long after they disappeared elsewhere, after which court dress followed the line of fashionable dress with low-necked bodice and short sleeves. A long, narrow, opulent train was worn as a separate garment and a plumed head-dress with lace lappets or, in the late 19th century, a tulle veil.

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Anne Townshend (née Montgomery), Marchioness Townshend ('The Marchioness of Townshend in her full Court dress, as worn by her Ladyship, on the Queen's Birth day, 1806'), published by John Bell, published in  La Belle Assemblée or Bell’s Court and Fashionable Magazine - NPG D47498

Anne Townshend (née Montgomery), Marchioness Townshend ('The Marchioness of Townshend in her full Court dress, as worn by her Ladyship, on the Queen's Birth day, 1806')

published by John Bell, published in La Belle Assemblée or Bell’s Court and Fashionable Magazine
etching, published 1 March 1806
NPG D47498

'A Lady of Quality in the Birth day Court Dress, Jany. 18, 1808', published by John Bell, published in  La Belle Assemblée or Bell’s Court and Fashionable Magazine - NPG D47510

'A Lady of Quality in the Birth day Court Dress, Jany. 18, 1808'

published by John Bell, published in La Belle Assemblée or Bell’s Court and Fashionable Magazine
hand-coloured etching, published 1 February 1808
NPG D47510

Georgiana Charlotte (née Bertie), Marchioness of Cholmondeley ('The Court Dress as worn on his Majesty's Birth Day'), published by John Bell, published in  La Belle Assemblée or Bell’s Court and Fashionable Magazine - NPG D47511

Georgiana Charlotte (née Bertie), Marchioness of Cholmondeley ('The Court Dress as worn on his Majesty's Birth Day')

published by John Bell, published in La Belle Assemblée or Bell’s Court and Fashionable Magazine
hand-coloured etching, published July 1808
NPG D47511

Court ball dress, May 1840, published by Dobbs & Co, published in  The Court Magazine and Monthly Critic and Lady's Magazine and Museum, first published in  Le Follet, Courrier des Salons, Journal des Modes - NPG D47858

Court ball dress, May 1840

published by Dobbs & Co, published in The Court Magazine and Monthly Critic and Lady's Magazine and Museum, first published in Le Follet, Courrier des Salons, Journal des Modes
hand-coloured etching, line and stipple engraving, published May 1840
NPG D47858