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- subject matching 'Fashion Plates: Headwear - Fabric bonnets'

Bonnets were considered more modest and proper than hats for much of the 19th century. The brim was much larger at the front than the back where it may be non-existent, and it was usually tied under the chin. The most fashionable dress bonnets were of silk, or velvet for winter, on a stiff foundation of cane or wire, and transparent materials also became popular in the Victorian period. Hats resembled traditional bonnets in the 1830s, and both words were sometimes used to describe one garment. A bonnet might refer to a small hat of a bonnet shape, or, in French plates, to a cap, and a 'chapeau' to a bonnet of stiffened fabric or straw.

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'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

'The prevailing Spring Fashions for 1806...the Elegant designs of Madame Lanchester', by James Mitan, after  Arthur William Devis, published by  John Bell, published in  La Belle Assemblée or Bell’s Court and Fashionable Magazine - NPG D47494

'The prevailing Spring Fashions for 1806...the Elegant designs of Madame Lanchester'

by James Mitan, after Arthur William Devis, published by John Bell, published in La Belle Assemblée or Bell’s Court and Fashionable Magazine
line engraving, published June 1806
NPG D47494

'London Fashionable Walking & Full Dress', July 1809, published in The Lady's Magazine - NPG D47533

'London Fashionable Walking & Full Dress', July 1809

published in The Lady's Magazine
hand-coloured etching and line engraving, published July 1809
NPG D47533

'Pelisse Dress of Autumn', published by John Bell, published in  La Belle Assemblée or Bell’s Court and Fashionable Magazine - NPG D47548

'Pelisse Dress of Autumn'

published by John Bell, published in La Belle Assemblée or Bell’s Court and Fashionable Magazine
hand-coloured etching and stipple engraving, published 1 October 1810
NPG D47548

'Walking Dress', January 1825, published by J. Robins & Co, published in  The Ladies' Pocket Magazine - NPG D47552

'Walking Dress', January 1825

published by J. Robins & Co, published in The Ladies' Pocket Magazine
hand-coloured etching, published 1 January 1825
NPG D47552

'Public Promenade Dress', July 1825, published by J. Robins & Co, published in  The Ladies' Pocket Magazine - NPG D47558

'Public Promenade Dress', July 1825

published by J. Robins & Co, published in The Ladies' Pocket Magazine
hand-coloured etching, published 1 July 1825
NPG D47558

'Walking Dress', November 1826, by William Read, published by  George Byrom Whittaker, published in  La Belle Assemblée or Bell’s Court and Fashionable Magazine - NPG D47582

'Walking Dress', November 1826

by William Read, published by George Byrom Whittaker, published in La Belle Assemblée or Bell’s Court and Fashionable Magazine
hand-coloured etching, line and stipple engraving, published 1 November 1826
NPG D47582

Head-dresses, October 1826, published by Rudolph Ackermann, published in  The Repository of Arts, Literature, Fashions, Manufactures, &c - NPG D47576

Head-dresses, October 1826

published by Rudolph Ackermann, published in The Repository of Arts, Literature, Fashions, Manufactures, &c
hand-coloured etching and line-engraving, published 1 October 1826
NPG D47576

'Morning Dress. Afternoon Costume', October 1828, probably by William Read, published by  George Byrom Whittaker, published in  La Belle Assemblée or Bell’s Court and Fashionable Magazine - NPG D47622

'Morning Dress. Afternoon Costume', October 1828

probably by William Read, published by George Byrom Whittaker, published in La Belle Assemblée or Bell’s Court and Fashionable Magazine
hand-coloured etching and acquatint, published 1 October 1828
NPG D47622

'Morning Promenade Dress. Summer Walking Costume', July 1828, probably by William Read, published by  George Byrom Whittaker, published in  La Belle Assemblée or Bell’s Court and Fashionable Magazine - NPG D47623

'Morning Promenade Dress. Summer Walking Costume', July 1828

probably by William Read, published by George Byrom Whittaker, published in La Belle Assemblée or Bell’s Court and Fashionable Magazine
hand-coloured etching and acquatint, published 1 July 1828
NPG D47623

'Newest Fashions for November 1831. Morning and Evening Dresses. Dress for the Theatres', published in The World of Fashion and Continental Feuilletons - NPG D47657

'Newest Fashions for November 1831. Morning and Evening Dresses. Dress for the Theatres'

published in The World of Fashion and Continental Feuilletons
hand-coloured etching, line and stipple engraving, published November 1831
NPG D47657

'Opera Dress. Carriage Dress', March 1832, published by Whittaker & Co, published in  La Belle Assemblée or Bell’s Court and Fashionable Magazine - NPG D47661

'Opera Dress. Carriage Dress', March 1832

published by Whittaker & Co, published in La Belle Assemblée or Bell’s Court and Fashionable Magazine
hand-coloured etching, line and stipple engraving, published March 1832
NPG D47661

'Walking Dress. Carriage Dress', February 1835, by E.T.P., published by  Edward Churton, published in  The Court Magazine and Belle Assemblée - NPG D47673

'Walking Dress. Carriage Dress', February 1835

by E.T.P., published by Edward Churton, published in The Court Magazine and Belle Assemblée
hand-coloured etching, line and stipple engraving, published February 1835
NPG D47673

'London Carriage Dress', January 1836, published by Joseph Robins, published in  The Ladies' Pocket Magazine - NPG D47683

'London Carriage Dress', January 1836

published by Joseph Robins, published in The Ladies' Pocket Magazine
hand-coloured etching, published January 1836
NPG D47683

'London Walking Dress', February 1836, published by Joseph Robins, published in  The Ladies' Pocket Magazine - NPG D47681

'London Walking Dress', February 1836

published by Joseph Robins, published in The Ladies' Pocket Magazine
hand-coloured etching, published February 1836
NPG D47681

'London Walking Dress', April 1836, published by Joseph Robins, published in  The Ladies' Pocket Magazine - NPG D47689

'London Walking Dress', April 1836

published by Joseph Robins, published in The Ladies' Pocket Magazine
hand-coloured etching, published April 1836
NPG D47689

'London Walking Dress', June 1836, published by Joseph Robins, published in  The Ladies' Pocket Magazine - NPG D47690

'London Walking Dress', June 1836

published by Joseph Robins, published in The Ladies' Pocket Magazine
hand-coloured etching, published June 1836
NPG D47690

'London Evening Dress', November 1836, published by Joseph Robins, published in  The Ladies' Pocket Magazine - NPG D47704

'London Evening Dress', November 1836

published by Joseph Robins, published in The Ladies' Pocket Magazine
hand-coloured etching, published November 1836
NPG D47704

French walking dress, autumn 1836, published in Le Follet, Courrier des Salons, Journal des Modes - NPG D47715

French walking dress, autumn 1836

published in Le Follet, Courrier des Salons, Journal des Modes
hand-coloured etching, line and stipple engraving, circa October 1836
NPG D47715

'Modes de Paris', 1837, published in Petit Courrier des Dames, Journal des Modes - NPG D47720

'Modes de Paris', 1837

published in Petit Courrier des Dames, Journal des Modes
hand-coloured etching, line and stipple engraving, 1837
NPG D47720