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In the 18th century the pocket was a separate small, flat bag or pair of bags, tied round the waist under the dress and reached through a placket hole. With the slim muslin skirts of the early 19th century they were replaced by bags which were held (ridicules, reticules, indispensables), though were maintained for court dress and when travelling. A built-in pocket in the skirt, reached through a pocket hole at the back, was increasingly inserted in the 1840s.

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'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

'Newest Fashions for August 1831. Morning Dresses', published in The World of Fashion and Continental Feuilletons - NPG D47659

'Newest Fashions for August 1831. Morning Dresses'

published in The World of Fashion and Continental Feuilletons
hand-coloured etching, line and stipple engraving, published August 1831
NPG D47659

'Public promenade and morning dresses', October 1844, published by George Henderson, published in  The Ladies' Cabinet of Fashion, Music and Romance - NPG D47923

'Public promenade and morning dresses', October 1844

published by George Henderson, published in The Ladies' Cabinet of Fashion, Music and Romance
hand-coloured etching, published October 1844
NPG D47923

Morning dress, published by Elizabeth Henderson, published in  The Ladies' Cabinet of Fashion, Music and Romance - NPG D47969

Morning dress

published by Elizabeth Henderson, published in The Ladies' Cabinet of Fashion, Music and Romance
hand-coloured etching, circa 1846
NPG D47969

'The Fashions'. Walking dress for November 1860, published by Samuel Orchart Beeton, published in  The Englishwoman's Domestic Magazine, first published in  Le Moniteur de la Mode, after  Jules David - NPG D47985

'The Fashions'. Walking dress for November 1860

published by Samuel Orchart Beeton, published in The Englishwoman's Domestic Magazine, first published in Le Moniteur de la Mode, after Jules David
hand-coloured etching and line engraving, published November 1860
NPG D47985

'The Fashions'. Ball dress and dinner dress or toilet de ville, February 1861, published by Samuel Orchart Beeton, published in  The Englishwoman's Domestic Magazine, first published in  Le Moniteur de la Mode, after  Jules David - NPG D47986

'The Fashions'. Ball dress and dinner dress or toilet de ville, February 1861

published by Samuel Orchart Beeton, published in The Englishwoman's Domestic Magazine, first published in Le Moniteur de la Mode, after Jules David
hand-coloured etching and line engraving, published February 1861
NPG D47986

'The Fashions'. Walking dress for June 1861, by Laurent François Guerdet, published by  Samuel Orchart Beeton, published in  The Englishwoman's Domestic Magazine, first published in  Le Moniteur de la Mode, after  Jules David - NPG D47989

'The Fashions'. Walking dress for June 1861

by Laurent François Guerdet, published by Samuel Orchart Beeton, published in The Englishwoman's Domestic Magazine, first published in Le Moniteur de la Mode, after Jules David
hand-coloured etching and line engraving, published June 1861
NPG D47989

'The Fashions'. Walking dress, November 1861, published by Samuel Orchart Beeton, published in  The Englishwoman's Domestic Magazine, first published in  Le Moniteur de la Mode - NPG D47992

'The Fashions'. Walking dress, November 1861

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 November 1861
NPG D47992

'The Fashions'. Walking dress, November 1861, published by Samuel Orchart Beeton, published in  The Englishwoman's Domestic Magazine, first published in  Le Moniteur de la Mode - NPG D47993

'The Fashions'. Walking dress, November 1861

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 November 1861
NPG D47993

'The Fashions'. Morning and ball dress, December 1861, by Bonnard, published by  Samuel Orchart Beeton, published in  The Englishwoman's Domestic Magazine, first published in  Le Moniteur de la Mode, after  A. Lacouche - NPG D47994

'The Fashions'. Morning and ball dress, December 1861

by Bonnard, published by Samuel Orchart Beeton, published in The Englishwoman's Domestic Magazine, first published in Le Moniteur de la Mode, after A. Lacouche
hand-coloured etching and line engraving, published December 1861
NPG D47994

'The Fashions'. Morning dress, ball dress and dress for a fancy-dress ball, February 1863, by Bonnard, published by  Samuel Orchart Beeton, published in  The Englishwoman's Domestic Magazine, first published in  Le Moniteur de la Mode, after  Jules David - NPG D48001

'The Fashions'. Morning dress, ball dress and dress for a fancy-dress ball, February 1863

by Bonnard, published by Samuel Orchart Beeton, published in The Englishwoman's Domestic Magazine, first published in Le Moniteur de la Mode, after Jules David
hand-coloured etching and line engraving, published February 1863
NPG D48001

'The Fashions', June 1863, by Réville, published by  Samuel Orchart Beeton, published in  The Englishwoman's Domestic Magazine, first published in  Le Moniteur de la Mode - NPG D48004

'The Fashions', June 1863

by Réville, 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 June 1863
NPG D48004

'The Fashions', August 1864, published by Samuel Orchart Beeton, published in  The Englishwoman's Domestic Magazine, first published in  Le Moniteur de la Mode - NPG D48011

'The Fashions', August 1864

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 August 1864
NPG D48011

'The Fashions', January 1867. Ball toilet for a young lady, evening or dinner toilet and costume for a little girl seven years old, by Paul Deferneville, published by  Samuel Orchart Beeton, published in  The Englishwoman's Domestic Magazine, first published in  Le Moniteur de la Mode, after  Jules David - NPG D48021

'The Fashions', January 1867. Ball toilet for a young lady, evening or dinner toilet and costume for a little girl seven years old

by Paul Deferneville, published by Samuel Orchart Beeton, published in The Englishwoman's Domestic Magazine, first published in Le Moniteur de la Mode, after Jules David
hand-coloured etching, line and stipple engraving, published January 1867
NPG D48021

'The Fashions', August 1867. Visiting or walking toilet, indoor toilet for the country and costume for a little girl of seven to eight years old, by Eugène Gervais, published by  Samuel Orchart Beeton, published in  The Englishwoman's Domestic Magazine, first published in  Le Moniteur de la Mode, after  Jules David - NPG D48027

'The Fashions', August 1867. Visiting or walking toilet, indoor toilet for the country and costume for a little girl of seven to eight years old

by Eugène Gervais, published by Samuel Orchart Beeton, published in The Englishwoman's Domestic Magazine, first published in Le Moniteur de la Mode, after Jules David
hand-coloured etching, line and stipple engraving, published August 1867
NPG D48027

Summer day dress and country or seaside walking dress, 1869, by A. Lacourière, published in  Les Modes Parisiennes, after  François-Claudius Compte-Calix - NPG D48038

Summer day dress and country or seaside walking dress, 1869

by A. Lacourière, published in Les Modes Parisiennes, after François-Claudius Compte-Calix
hand-coloured etching, line and stipple engraving, 1869
NPG D48038