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A type of corded silk, first recorded in 1815 and much worn in the 19th century

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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

'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

'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

'Walking Dress', September 1825, published by J. Robins & Co, published in  The Ladies' Pocket Magazine - NPG D47560

'Walking Dress', September 1825

published by J. Robins & Co, published in The Ladies' Pocket Magazine
hand-coloured etching, published 1 September 1825
NPG D47560

'Walking Dress', December 1825, published by J. Robins & Co, published in  The Ladies' Pocket Magazine - NPG D47561

'Walking Dress', December 1825

published by J. Robins & Co, published in The Ladies' Pocket Magazine
hand-coloured etching, published 1 December 1825
NPG D47561

'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

'Sea Side Dress', October 1826, probably by William Read, published by  George Byrom Whittaker, published in  La Belle Assemblée or Bell’s Court and Fashionable Magazine - NPG D47581

'Sea Side Dress', October 1826

probably 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 October 1826
NPG D47581

'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

'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

'Carriage Dress invented by Miss Pierpoint', September 1827, probably by William Hopwood, published by  S. Robinson, published in  The Lady's Magazine - NPG D47593

'Carriage Dress invented by Miss Pierpoint', September 1827

probably by William Hopwood, published by S. Robinson, published in The Lady's Magazine
hand-coloured etching, line and stipple engraving, published 1 October 1827
NPG D47593

'Afternoon Dress. Evening Dress', July 1827, by William Read, published by  George Byrom Whittaker, published in  La Belle Assemblée or Bell’s Court and Fashionable Magazine - NPG D47599

'Afternoon Dress. Evening Dress', July 1827

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 July 1827
NPG D47599

'Evening Dress. Dinner Party Dress', November 1827, by William Read, published by  George Byrom Whittaker, published in  La Belle Assemblée or Bell’s Court and Fashionable Magazine - NPG D47601

'Evening Dress. Dinner Party Dress', November 1827

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 1827
NPG D47601

'Carriage Dress', December 1827, published by Rudolph Ackermann, published in  The Repository of Arts, Literature, Fashions, Manufactures, &c - NPG D47603

'Carriage Dress', December 1827

published by Rudolph Ackermann, published in The Repository of Arts, Literature, Fashions, Manufactures, &c
hand-coloured etching, line and stipple engraving, published 1 December 1827
NPG D47603

'Carriage Costume', April 1828, published by Rudolph Ackermann, published in  The Repository of Arts, Literature, Fashions, Manufactures, &c - NPG D47608

'Carriage Costume', April 1828

published by Rudolph Ackermann, published in The Repository of Arts, Literature, Fashions, Manufactures, &c
hand-coloured etching, line and stipple engraving, published 1 April 1828
NPG D47608

'Evening Full Dress', September 1828, published by Rudolph Ackermann, published in  The Repository of Arts, Literature, Fashions, Manufactures, &c - NPG D47615

'Evening Full Dress', September 1828

published by Rudolph Ackermann, published in The Repository of Arts, Literature, Fashions, Manufactures, &c
hand-coloured etching, line and stipple engraving, published 1 September 1828
NPG D47615

'Head Dresses', October 1828, published by Rudolph Ackermann, published in  The Repository of Arts, Literature, Fashions, Manufactures, &c - NPG D47620

'Head Dresses', October 1828

published by Rudolph Ackermann, published in The Repository of Arts, Literature, Fashions, Manufactures, &c
hand-coloured etching, line and stipple engraving, published 1 October 1828
NPG D47620

'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

'Walking Dress. Ball Dress', June 1828, by William Read, published by  George Byrom Whittaker, published in  La Belle Assemblée or Bell’s Court and Fashionable Magazine - NPG D47624

'Walking Dress. Ball Dress', June 1828

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 June 1828
NPG D47624

'Parisian Carriage Dress', March 1829, published by Rudolph Ackermann, published in  R. Ackermann's Repository of Fashions - NPG D47627

'Parisian Carriage Dress', March 1829

published by Rudolph Ackermann, published in R. Ackermann's Repository of Fashions
hand-coloured etching, line and stipple engraving, published 1 March 1829
NPG D47627

'Walking Dress', January 1829, published by Rudolph Ackermann, published in  R. Ackermann's Repository of Fashions - NPG D47632

'Walking Dress', January 1829

published by Rudolph Ackermann, published in R. Ackermann's Repository of Fashions
hand-coloured etching, line and stipple engraving, published 1 January 1829
NPG D47632

'Dinner Dress', February 1829, published by Rudolph Ackermann, published in  R. Ackermann's Repository of Fashions - NPG D47634

'Dinner Dress', February 1829

published by Rudolph Ackermann, published in R. Ackermann's Repository of Fashions
hand-coloured etching, line and stipple engraving, published 1 February 1829
NPG D47634

'English Dinner Dress', April 1829, published by Rudolph Ackermann, published in  R. Ackermann's Repository of Fashions - NPG D47637

'English Dinner Dress', April 1829

published by Rudolph Ackermann, published in R. Ackermann's Repository of Fashions
hand-coloured etching, line and stipple engraving, published 1 April 1829
NPG D47637

'Parisian Ball Dress', April 1829, published by Rudolph Ackermann, published in  R. Ackermann's Repository of Fashions - NPG D47641

'Parisian Ball Dress', April 1829

published by Rudolph Ackermann, published in R. Ackermann's Repository of Fashions
hand-coloured etching, line and stipple engraving, published 1 April 1829
NPG D47641

'Dinner Dress', March 1829, published by Rudolph Ackermann, published in  R. Ackermann's Repository of Fashions - NPG D47644

'Dinner Dress', March 1829

published by Rudolph Ackermann, published in R. Ackermann's Repository of Fashions
hand-coloured etching, line and stipple engraving, published 1 March 1829
NPG D47644

'Evening Dress', July 1829, published by Rudolph Ackermann, published in  R. Ackermann's Repository of Fashions - NPG D47645

'Evening Dress', July 1829

published by Rudolph Ackermann, published in R. Ackermann's Repository of Fashions
hand-coloured etching, line and stipple engraving, published 1 July 1829
NPG D47645

'Evening Dress. Carriage Dress', July 1829, published by Rudolph Ackermann, published in  R. Ackermann's Repository of Fashions - NPG D47648

'Evening Dress. Carriage Dress', July 1829

published by Rudolph Ackermann, published in R. Ackermann's Repository of Fashions
hand-coloured etching, line and stipple engraving, published 1 July 1829
NPG D47648

'Ball Dress, Dinner Party & Childs Dress', September 1829, by William Hopwood, published by  George Byrom Whittaker, published in  La Belle Assemblée or Bell’s Court and Fashionable Magazine - NPG D47650

'Ball Dress, Dinner Party & Childs Dress', September 1829

by William Hopwood, published by George Byrom Whittaker, published in La Belle Assemblée or Bell’s Court and Fashionable Magazine
hand-coloured etching, published 1 December 1829
NPG D47650

French Fashions, November 1829. 'Walking Dress. Carriage Dress', published by George Byrom Whittaker, published in  La Belle Assemblée or Bell’s Court and Fashionable Magazine - NPG D47651

French Fashions, November 1829. 'Walking Dress. Carriage Dress'

published by George Byrom Whittaker, published in La Belle Assemblée or Bell’s Court and Fashionable Magazine
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 1 December 1829
NPG D47651

'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

'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

French Fashions, December 1831. 'Morning Dress. Dinner Dress. Opera Dress', published by Whittaker & Co, published in  La Belle Assemblée or Bell’s Court and Fashionable Magazine - NPG D47660

French Fashions, December 1831. 'Morning Dress. Dinner Dress. Opera Dress'

published by Whittaker & Co, published in La Belle Assemblée or Bell’s Court and Fashionable Magazine
hand-coloured etching, line and stipple engraving, published December 1831
NPG D47660

'Social Party Dress', November 1834, published by G. Henderson, published in  The Ladies' Cabinet of Fashion, Music and Romance - NPG D47677

'Social Party Dress', November 1834

published by G. Henderson, published in The Ladies' Cabinet of Fashion, Music and Romance
hand-coloured etching, published November 1834
NPG D47677

'Evening Dress', October 1834, published by G. Henderson, published in  The Ladies' Cabinet of Fashion, Music and Romance - NPG D47679

'Evening Dress', October 1834

published by G. Henderson, published in The Ladies' Cabinet of Fashion, Music and Romance
hand-coloured etching, published October 1834
NPG D47679

'Morning Dress', summer 1835, published by G. Henderson, published in  The Ladies' Cabinet of Fashion, Music and Romance - NPG D47676

'Morning Dress', summer 1835

published by G. Henderson, published in The Ladies' Cabinet of Fashion, Music and Romance
hand-coloured etching, published July 1835
NPG D47676

'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 Morning Dress', May 1836, published by Joseph Robins, published in  The Ladies' Pocket Magazine - NPG D47685

'London Morning Dress', May 1836

published by Joseph Robins, published in The Ladies' Pocket Magazine
hand-coloured etching, published May 1836
NPG D47685

'London Evening Dress', June 1836, published by Joseph Robins, published in  The Ladies' Pocket Magazine - NPG D47700

'London Evening Dress', June 1836

published by Joseph Robins, published in The Ladies' Pocket Magazine
hand-coloured etching, published June 1836
NPG D47700

'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 Morning Dress', July 1836, published by Joseph Robins, published in  The Ladies' Pocket Magazine - NPG D47691

'London Morning Dress', July 1836

published by Joseph Robins, published in The Ladies' Pocket Magazine
hand-coloured etching, published July 1836
NPG D47691

'London Evening Dress', July 1836, published by Joseph Robins, published in  The Ladies' Pocket Magazine - NPG D47701

'London Evening Dress', July 1836

published by Joseph Robins, published in The Ladies' Pocket Magazine
hand-coloured etching, published July 1836
NPG D47701

Paris dinner dress, 1836, by Mondain, published in  Le Bon Ton, Journal des Modes, probably published in  Blackwood's Lady's Magazine and Gazette of the Fashionable World - NPG D47711

Paris dinner dress, 1836

by Mondain, published in Le Bon Ton, Journal des Modes, probably published in Blackwood's Lady's Magazine and Gazette of the Fashionable World
hand-coloured etching and line engraving, probably published October 1836
NPG D47711

French home morning dress, autumn 1836, published in Le Follet, Courrier des Salons, Journal des Modes - NPG D47714

French home morning dress, autumn 1836

published in Le Follet, Courrier des Salons, Journal des Modes
hand-coloured etching, line and stipple engraving, circa October 1836
NPG D47714

Outdoor garments, autumn 1837, published in Le Follet, Courrier des Salons, Journal des Modes - NPG D47727

Outdoor garments, autumn 1837

published in Le Follet, Courrier des Salons, Journal des Modes
hand-coloured etching, line and stipple engraving, circa October 1837
NPG D47727

'Modes de Long-champs', April 1838, published by Dobbs & Co, published in  The Court Magazine and Monthly Critic and Lady's Magazine and Museum - NPG D47734

'Modes de Long-champs', April 1838

published by Dobbs & Co, published in The Court Magazine and Monthly Critic and Lady's Magazine and Museum
hand-coloured etching, line and stipple engraving, published April 1838
NPG D47734

Walking dresses, May 1838, published by Dobbs & Co, published in  The Court Magazine and Monthly Critic and Lady's Magazine and Museum - NPG D47740

Walking dresses, May 1838

published by Dobbs & Co, published in The Court Magazine and Monthly Critic and Lady's Magazine and Museum
hand-coloured etching, line and stipple engraving, published May 1838
NPG D47740

'Fashions for July 1838', published in The New Monthly Belle Assemblée - NPG D47743

'Fashions for July 1838'

published in The New Monthly Belle Assemblée
hand-coloured etching, published July 1838
NPG D47743

'Fashions for September 1838', published in The New Monthly Belle Assemblée - NPG D47744

'Fashions for September 1838'

published in The New Monthly Belle Assemblée
hand-coloured etching, published September 1838
NPG D47744

'Ball Dress', April 1838, by W. Bosell, probably published by  E. Henderson, probably published in  The Ladies' Cabinet of Fashion, Music and Romance - NPG D47746

'Ball Dress', April 1838

by W. Bosell, probably published by E. Henderson, probably published in The Ladies' Cabinet of Fashion, Music and Romance
hand-coloured etching, probably published April 1838
NPG D47746

Walking Dress, 1839, published in The Court Magazine and Monthly Critic and Lady's Magazine and Museum - NPG D47749

Walking Dress, 1839

published in The Court Magazine and Monthly Critic and Lady's Magazine and Museum
hand-coloured etching, line and stipple engraving, published January 1839
NPG D47749

'Details de Toilette - Corsages, Coiffeurs, &c', 1839, published in The Court Magazine and Monthly Critic and Lady's Magazine and Museum - NPG D47751

'Details de Toilette - Corsages, Coiffeurs, &c', 1839

published in The Court Magazine and Monthly Critic and Lady's Magazine and Museum
hand-coloured etching, line and stipple engraving, published February 1839
NPG D47751

Walking or carriage costume, 1839, published in The Court Magazine and Monthly Critic and Lady's Magazine and Museum - NPG D47755

Walking or carriage costume, 1839

published in The Court Magazine and Monthly Critic and Lady's Magazine and Museum
hand-coloured etching, line and stipple engraving, published April 1839
NPG D47755

Carriage Costume and Toilette d'Interieur, 1839, published in The Court Magazine and Monthly Critic and Lady's Magazine and Museum - NPG D47758

Carriage Costume and Toilette d'Interieur, 1839

published in The Court Magazine and Monthly Critic and Lady's Magazine and Museum
hand-coloured etching, line and stipple engraving, published June 1839
NPG D47758

Ball dress and visiting or walking dress, 1839, published in The Court Magazine and Monthly Critic and Lady's Magazine and Museum - NPG D47759

Ball dress and visiting or walking dress, 1839

published in The Court Magazine and Monthly Critic and Lady's Magazine and Museum
hand-coloured etching, line and stipple engraving, published June 1839
NPG D47759

Dinner or opera dress and home morning dress, 1839, published in The Court Magazine and Monthly Critic and Lady's Magazine and Museum - NPG D47757

Dinner or opera dress and home morning dress, 1839

published in The Court Magazine and Monthly Critic and Lady's Magazine and Museum
hand-coloured etching, line and stipple engraving, published May 1839
NPG D47757

Walking or carriage costume, August 1839, by G.H., published by  Dobbs & Co, published in  The Court Magazine and Monthly Critic and Lady's Magazine and Museum - NPG D47763

Walking or carriage costume, August 1839

by G.H., published by Dobbs & Co, published in The Court Magazine and Monthly Critic and Lady's Magazine and Museum
hand-coloured etching, line and stipple engraving, published August 1839
NPG D47763

Walking or carriage costume, September 1839, published by Dobbs & Co, published in  The Court Magazine and Monthly Critic and Lady's Magazine and Museum - NPG D47764

Walking or carriage costume, September 1839

published by Dobbs & Co, published in The Court Magazine and Monthly Critic and Lady's Magazine and Museum
hand-coloured etching, line and stipple engraving, published September 1839
NPG D47764

Carriage costume, November 1839, published by Dobbs & Co, published in  The Court Magazine and Monthly Critic and Lady's Magazine and Museum - NPG D47768

Carriage costume, November 1839

published by Dobbs & Co, published in The Court Magazine and Monthly Critic and Lady's Magazine and Museum
hand-coloured etching, line and stipple engraving, published November 1839
NPG D47768

'Modes de Paris', 5 March 1839, probably by Hippolyte Damours, published in  Petit Courrier des Dames, Journal des Modes - NPG D47785

'Modes de Paris', 5 March 1839

probably by Hippolyte Damours, published in Petit Courrier des Dames, Journal des Modes
hand-coloured etching, line and stipple engraving, published 5 March 1839
NPG D47785