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Thin, soft, silk fabric with a slight sheen

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'Evening Dresses as worn in April 1808', published by John Bell, published in  La Belle Assemblée or Bell’s Court and Fashionable Magazine - NPG D47515

'Evening Dresses as worn in April 1808'

published by John Bell, published in La Belle Assemblée or Bell’s Court and Fashionable Magazine
etching and line engraving, published 1 May 1808
NPG D47515

'London Dresses for June', published by Vernor, Hood & Sharpe, published in  The Lady's Monthly Museum - NPG D47518

'London Dresses for June'

published by Vernor, Hood & Sharpe, published in The Lady's Monthly Museum
hand-coloured etching, published 1 June 1808
NPG D47518

'London Dresses for August', by R. Sands, published by  Vernor, Hood & Sharpe, published in  The Lady's Monthly Museum - NPG D47519

'London Dresses for August'

by R. Sands, published by Vernor, Hood & Sharpe, published in The Lady's Monthly Museum
hand-coloured etching, published 1 August 1808
NPG D47519

'London Fashionable Evening & Full Dress', August 1809, published in The Lady's Magazine - NPG D47532

'London Fashionable Evening & Full Dress', August 1809

published in The Lady's Magazine
hand-coloured etching and line engraving, published August 1809
NPG D47532

'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

'London Fashionable Full Dress', September 1809, published in The Lady's Magazine - NPG D47537

'London Fashionable Full Dress', September 1809

published in The Lady's Magazine
hand-coloured etching and line engraving, published September 1809
NPG D47537

'Alcantara Hat & Mantle' (the composition of Mrs. Villars of Lower Gower-street), published by John Bell, published in  La Belle Assemblée or Bell’s Court and Fashionable Magazine - NPG D47542

'Alcantara Hat & Mantle' (the composition of Mrs. Villars of Lower Gower-street)

published by John Bell, published in La Belle Assemblée or Bell’s Court and Fashionable Magazine
hand-coloured etching and line-engraving, published 1 April 1809
NPG D47542

'Evening Dresses for April 1810', published by John Bell, published in  La Belle Assemblée or Bell’s Court and Fashionable Magazine - NPG D47547

'Evening Dresses for April 1810'

published by John Bell, published in La Belle Assemblée or Bell’s Court and Fashionable Magazine
hand-coloured etching and stipple engraving, published 1 April 1810
NPG D47547

'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

'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

'Home Costume', October 1826, probably by William Read, published by  George Byrom Whittaker, published in  La Belle Assemblée or Bell’s Court and Fashionable Magazine - NPG D47577

'Home Costume', 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 and line engraving, published 1 October 1826
NPG D47577

'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

'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

'Carriage Dress. Walking Dress', July 1827, by William Read, published by  George Byrom Whittaker, published in  La Belle Assemblée or Bell’s Court and Fashionable Magazine - NPG D47597

'Carriage Dress. Walking 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 D47597

'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

'Ball Dress. Evening Costume', September 1828, probably by William Read, published by  George Byrom Whittaker, published in  La Belle Assemblée or Bell’s Court and Fashionable Magazine - NPG D47625

'Ball Dress. Evening Costume', September 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 September 1828
NPG D47625

Toilettes de Longchamps, May 1841, published by Dobbs & Co, published in  The Court Magazine and Monthly Critic and Lady's Magazine and Museum, first published in  Le Follet, Courrier des Salons, Journal des Modes - NPG D47878

Toilettes de Longchamps, May 1841

published by Dobbs & Co, published in The Court Magazine and Monthly Critic and Lady's Magazine and Museum, first published in Le Follet, Courrier des Salons, Journal des Modes
hand-coloured etching, line and stipple engraving, published May 1841
NPG D47878

Morning concert dresses, April 1842, published by Dobbs & Co, published in  The Court Magazine and Monthly Critic and Lady's Magazine and Museum, first published in  Le Follet, Courrier des Salons, Journal des Modes - NPG D47893

Morning concert dresses, April 1842

published by Dobbs & Co, published in The Court Magazine and Monthly Critic and Lady's Magazine and Museum, first published in Le Follet, Courrier des Salons, Journal des Modes
hand-coloured etching, line and stipple engraving, published April 1842
NPG D47893