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From the 18th century onwards, tissue applied to sparkling but light-weight fabrics; after the term for the most costly form of cloth of silver or gold woven with raised loops of metal thread, used in the medieval period. Tissue shoes might be worn with evening or ball dress.

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'Ball Dress', January 1828, published by Rudolph Ackermann, published in  The Repository of Arts, Literature, Fashions, Manufactures, &c - NPG D47607

'Ball Dress', January 1828

published by Rudolph Ackermann, published in The Repository of Arts, Literature, Fashions, Manufactures, &c
hand-coloured etching, line and stipple engraving, published 1 January 1828
NPG D47607

'Evening Dress', February 1828, published by Rudolph Ackermann, published in  The Repository of Arts, Literature, Fashions, Manufactures, &c - NPG D47614

'Evening Dress', February 1828

published by Rudolph Ackermann, published in The Repository of Arts, Literature, Fashions, Manufactures, &c
hand-coloured etching, line and stipple engraving, published 1 February 1828
NPG D47614

'Evening Dress', December 1828, published by Rudolph Ackermann, published in  The Repository of Arts, Literature, Fashions, Manufactures, &c - NPG D47619

'Evening Dress', December 1828

published by Rudolph Ackermann, published in The Repository of Arts, Literature, Fashions, Manufactures, &c
hand-coloured etching, line and stipple engraving, published 1 December 1828
NPG D47619