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Hats were considered less proper than bonnets for much of the 19th century. There were numerous different styles and though many had names, they were usually not given in the magazines. In the 1830s day hats, worn with carriage and promenade costume, can be hard to distinguish from traditional bonnets with deep crowns and wide, open brims, but always had a brim at the back though often hidden by the bavolet. The same garment might be referred to by both terms in the fashion pages.

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Full dress and Walking dress, January 1805, by R. Sands, published by  Vernor & Hood, published in  The Lady's Monthly Museum - NPG D47490

Full dress and Walking dress, January 1805

by R. Sands, published by Vernor & Hood, published in The Lady's Monthly Museum
hand-coloured etching, published January 1805
NPG D47490

'London Walking & full Dress' by Mack and Bennet, November 1805, published in The Lady's Magazine - NPG D47521

'London Walking & full Dress' by Mack and Bennet, November 1805

published in The Lady's Magazine
hand-coloured etching and line engraving, published November 1805
NPG D47521

'London Morning & Evening Dresses', May 1805, published in The Lady's Magazine - NPG D47526

'London Morning & Evening Dresses', May 1805

published in The Lady's Magazine
hand-coloured etching and line engraving, published May 1805
NPG D47526

'Fashionable walking & full Dress', November 1806, published in The Lady's Magazine - NPG D47523

'Fashionable walking & full Dress', November 1806

published in The Lady's Magazine
hand-coloured etching and line engraving, published November 1806
NPG D47523

'London Fashionable full Dress', February 1806, published in The Lady's Magazine - NPG D47531

'London Fashionable full Dress', February 1806

published in The Lady's Magazine
hand-coloured etching and line engraving, published February 1806
NPG D47531

Morning dress and Full dress, February 1807, by R. Sands, published by  Vernor, Hood & Sharpe, published in  The Lady's Monthly Museum - NPG D47503

Morning dress and Full dress, February 1807

by R. Sands, published by Vernor, Hood & Sharpe, published in The Lady's Monthly Museum
hand-coloured etching, published 1 February 1807
NPG D47503

'London Dresses for August', by R. Sands, published by  Vernor, Hood & Sharpe, published in  The Lady's Monthly Museum - NPG D47519

'London Dresses for August'

by R. Sands, published by Vernor, Hood & Sharpe, published in The Lady's Monthly Museum
hand-coloured etching, published 1 August 1808
NPG D47519

'London Fashionable Evening & Full Dress', August 1809, published in The Lady's Magazine - NPG D47532

'London Fashionable Evening & Full Dress', August 1809

published in The Lady's Magazine
hand-coloured etching and line engraving, published August 1809
NPG D47532

Head-dresses, October 1825, published by Rudolph Ackermann, published in  The Repository of Arts, Literature, Fashions, Manufactures, &c - NPG D47578

Head-dresses, October 1825

published by Rudolph Ackermann, published in The Repository of Arts, Literature, Fashions, Manufactures, &c
hand-coloured etching, published 1 October 1825
NPG D47578

'Sombreros', January 1825, published by Rudolph Ackermann, published in  The Repository of Arts, Literature, Fashions, Manufactures, &c - NPG D47575

'Sombreros', January 1825

published by Rudolph Ackermann, published in The Repository of Arts, Literature, Fashions, Manufactures, &c
hand-coloured etching, published 1 January 1825
NPG D47575

'Promenade Dress', February 1825, published by J. Robins & Co, published in  The Ladies' Pocket Magazine - NPG D47553

'Promenade Dress', February 1825

published by J. Robins & Co, published in The Ladies' Pocket Magazine
hand-coloured etching, published 1 February 1825
NPG D47553

'Walking Dress', March 1825, published by J. Robins & Co, published in  The Ladies' Pocket Magazine - NPG D47554

'Walking Dress', March 1825

published by J. Robins & Co, published in The Ladies' Pocket Magazine
hand-coloured etching, published 1 March 1825
NPG D47554

'Morning Visiting Dress', May 1825, published by J. Robins & Co, published in  The Ladies' Pocket Magazine - NPG D47556

'Morning Visiting Dress', May 1825

published by J. Robins & Co, published in The Ladies' Pocket Magazine
hand-coloured etching, published 2 May 1825
NPG D47556

'Carriage Dress', August 1825, published by J. Robins & Co, published in  The Ladies' Pocket Magazine - NPG D47559

'Carriage Dress', August 1825

published by J. Robins & Co, published in The Ladies' Pocket Magazine
hand-coloured etching, published 1 August 1825
NPG D47559

'Costumes Parisiens', number 35, published in Le Journal des Dames et des Modes - NPG D47572

'Costumes Parisiens', number 35

published in Le Journal des Dames et des Modes
hand-coloured etching and line engraving, published 1825
NPG D47572

'Costumes Parisiens', number 40, published in Le Journal des Dames et des Modes - NPG D47573

'Costumes Parisiens', number 40

published in Le Journal des Dames et des Modes
hand-coloured etching and line engraving, circa September 1825
NPG D47573

'Costumes Parisiens', number 38, published in Le Journal des Dames et des Modes - NPG D47574

'Costumes Parisiens', number 38

published in Le Journal des Dames et des Modes
hand-coloured etching and line engraving, published 31 August 1825
NPG D47574

'Costumes Parisiens', number 2448, published in Le Journal des Dames et des Modes - NPG D47584

'Costumes Parisiens', number 2448

published in Le Journal des Dames et des Modes
hand-coloured etching and line engraving, published 15 October 1826
NPG D47584

'Carriage Dress invented by Miss Pierpoint', November 1827, by William Hopwood, published by  S. Robinson, published in  The Lady's Magazine - NPG D47592

'Carriage Dress invented by Miss Pierpoint', November 1827

by William Hopwood, published by S. Robinson, published in The Lady's Magazine
hand-coloured etching, line and stipple engraving, published 1 December 1827
NPG D47592

'Costumes Parisiens', number 3174, by Georges Jacques Gatine, after  Louis Marie Lanté, published in  Le Journal des Dames et des Modes - NPG D47669

'Costumes Parisiens', number 3174

by Georges Jacques Gatine, after Louis Marie Lanté, published in Le Journal des Dames et des Modes
hand-coloured etching and line engraving, published 1834
NPG D47669