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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.

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'London Fashionable Mourning Dresses', September 1805, published in The Lady's Magazine - NPG D47529

'London Fashionable Mourning Dresses', September 1805

published in The Lady's Magazine
hand-coloured etching and line engraving, published September 1805
NPG D47529

'London fashionable Afternoon Dresses', April 1805, published in The Lady's Magazine - NPG D47538

'London fashionable Afternoon Dresses', April 1805

published in The Lady's Magazine
hand-coloured etching and line engraving, published April 1805
NPG D47538

'Promenade Dress', November 1828, published by Rudolph Ackermann, published in  The Repository of Arts, Literature, Fashions, Manufactures, &c - NPG D47613

'Promenade Dress', November 1828

published by Rudolph Ackermann, published in The Repository of Arts, Literature, Fashions, Manufactures, &c
hand-coloured etching, line and stipple engraving, published 1 November 1828
NPG D47613

Half-mourning costume, summer 1837, published in Le Follet, Courrier des Salons, Journal des Modes - NPG D47726

Half-mourning costume, summer 1837

published in Le Follet, Courrier des Salons, Journal des Modes
hand-coloured etching, line and stipple engraving, published circa July 1837
NPG D47726

Children's costume, summer 1837, published in Le Follet, Courrier des Salons, Journal des Modes - NPG D47731

Children's costume, summer 1837

published in Le Follet, Courrier des Salons, Journal des Modes
hand-coloured etching, line and stipple engraving, circa July 1837
NPG D47731

Toilette de deuil and toilette de ville, September 1842, 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 D47903

Toilette de deuil and toilette de ville, September 1842

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 September 1842
NPG D47903

'The Fashions'. Ball and walking dress, January 1862, published by Samuel Orchart Beeton, published in  The Englishwoman's Domestic Magazine, first published in  Le Moniteur de la Mode - NPG D47995

'The Fashions'. Ball and walking dress, January 1862

published by Samuel Orchart Beeton, published in The Englishwoman's Domestic Magazine, first published in Le Moniteur de la Mode
hand-coloured etching and line engraving, published January 1862
NPG D47995