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Mourning dress had traditionally been worn to respect the death of a relative or member of the royal family, but rules regarding women's dress became stricter and more complicated during the Victorian period, before relaxing in the 1890s. Styles were the same as for fashionable dress but colours and fabrics differed. Nothing but black, matt fabrics were worn in deepest mourning, especially crape and bombazine; followed by less crape for second mourning; then black silks, velvets and jet ornaments for ordinary mourning; and finally white, grey and shades of purple for half-mourning.
published by Rudolph Ackermann, published in The Repository of Arts, Literature, Fashions, Manufactures, &c
published in Le Follet, Courrier des Salons, Journal des Modes
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