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Pleated folds crossing the bosom nearly horizontally, divided by a central bone in the lining down to the waist, influenced by the bodices seen in portraits of Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, Marquise de Sévigné (1626-1696); worn from the 1820s. The term was used more broadly in the '30s and after to include folds that dipped to a central point.

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'Ball Dress', September 1825, published by J. Robins & Co, published in  The Ladies' Pocket Magazine - NPG D47569

'Ball Dress', September 1825

published by J. Robins & Co, published in The Ladies' Pocket Magazine
hand-coloured etching, published 1 September 1825
NPG D47569

'Evening Dress. Concert Dress', April 1827, by William Read, published by  George Byrom Whittaker, published in  La Belle Assemblée or Bell’s Court and Fashionable Magazine - NPG D47602

'Evening Dress. Concert Dress', April 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 April 1827
NPG D47602

'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

'English Evening Dress', June 1829, published by Rudolph Ackermann, published in  R. Ackermann's Repository of Fashions - NPG D47640

'English Evening Dress', June 1829

published by Rudolph Ackermann, published in R. Ackermann's Repository of Fashions
hand-coloured etching, line and stipple engraving, published 1 June 1829
NPG D47640

'Evening Dress. Dinner Party Dress', January 1829, published by George Byrom Whittaker, published in  La Belle Assemblée or Bell’s Court and Fashionable Magazine - NPG D47652

'Evening Dress. Dinner Party Dress', January 1829

published by George Byrom Whittaker, published in La Belle Assemblée or Bell’s Court and Fashionable Magazine
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 1 January 1829
NPG D47652

'Opera Dress. Evening Costume', February 1829, published by George Byrom Whittaker, published in  La Belle Assemblée or Bell’s Court and Fashionable Magazine - NPG D47653

'Opera Dress. Evening Costume', February 1829

published by George Byrom Whittaker, published in La Belle Assemblée or Bell’s Court and Fashionable Magazine
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 1 February 1829
NPG D47653

'Evening Dresses', March 1829, published by George Byrom Whittaker, published in  La Belle Assemblée or Bell’s Court and Fashionable Magazine - NPG D47654

'Evening Dresses', March 1829

published by George Byrom Whittaker, published in La Belle Assemblée or Bell’s Court and Fashionable Magazine
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 1 March 1829
NPG D47654

'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

'Evening Dress', 1832, by William Hopwood, probably published by  Edward Bull, probably published in  The Court Magazine and Belle Assemblée - NPG D47662

'Evening Dress', 1832

by William Hopwood, probably published by Edward Bull, probably published in The Court Magazine and Belle Assemblée
hand-coloured etching, line and stipple engraving, 1832
NPG D47662

'Dinner Dress', 1832, published by Joseph Robins, probably published in  The Parisian Gem of Fashion - NPG D47665

'Dinner Dress', 1832

published by Joseph Robins, probably published in The Parisian Gem of Fashion
hand-coloured etching, probably published 1832
NPG D47665

'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

'Paris Ball Dress', February 1836, published by Joseph Robins, published in  The Ladies' Pocket Magazine - NPG D47696

'Paris Ball Dress', February 1836

published by Joseph Robins, published in The Ladies' Pocket Magazine
hand-coloured etching, published February 1836
NPG D47696

'London Evening Dress', April 1836, published by Joseph Robins, published in  The Ladies' Pocket Magazine - NPG D47693

'London Evening Dress', April 1836

published by Joseph Robins, published in The Ladies' Pocket Magazine
hand-coloured etching, published April 1836
NPG D47693

French dinner or evening dress, winter 1836, published in Le Follet, Courrier des Salons, Journal des Modes - NPG D47717

French dinner or evening dress, winter 1836

published in Le Follet, Courrier des Salons, Journal des Modes
hand-coloured etching, line and stipple engraving, circa November 1836
NPG D47717

French hair-styles, head and neckwear, April 1838, published by Dobbs & Co, published in  The Court Magazine and Monthly Critic and Lady's Magazine and Museum - NPG D47733

French hair-styles, head and neckwear, 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 D47733

Ball dresses, January 1838, published by Dobbs & Co, published in  The Court Magazine and Monthly Critic and Lady's Magazine and Museum - NPG D47738

Ball dresses, January 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 January 1838
NPG D47738

Dinner and Evening Dresses, 1839, published in The Court Magazine and Monthly Critic and Lady's Magazine and Museum - NPG D47750

Dinner and Evening Dresses, 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 D47750

'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

Ball dresses, 1839, published in The Court Magazine and Monthly Critic and Lady's Magazine and Museum - NPG D47752

Ball dresses, 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 D47752

Ball or evening dress, 1839, published in The Court Magazine and Monthly Critic and Lady's Magazine and Museum - NPG D47754

Ball or evening dress, 1839

published in The Court Magazine and Monthly Critic and Lady's Magazine and Museum
hand-coloured etching, line and stipple engraving, published March 1839
NPG D47754