'Dinner Dress', February 1829
'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
8 in. x 4 1/4 in. (203 mm x 107 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1930
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Described in issue number 2 of the magazine:
Dress of ethereal gros de Naples, the corsage à l'enfant set in a satin band of the same colour; the sleeves are long and full, with a stiffened gauntlet cuff of ethereal satin; the skirt, made extremely wide and slightly plaited in at the front and sides and very full behind, is trimmed with a deep garniture of tulle, having at the lower edge a broad stiffened band of ethereal satin, and headed by a corded biais band of the same, ornamented at regular distances by triplets of the Carniola Saxifragia corded. The hair is in the picturesque style of Charles the Second, the forehead being displayed and ringlets arranged on each side; the hind hair is tied at the hack, and a cluster of ringlets fall gracefully behind. Necklace of turquoise, set in a delicate wreath of dead and burnished gold; earrings en suite; broad gold bracelets with medallion clasps placed at the upper edge of the cuff, and smaller fancy ones nearer the hand. White kid gloves, stamped and tied at the wrist; shoes and sandals of ethereal satin.
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- Fashion Plates: Accessories - Gloves - Kid gloves
- Fashion Plates: Activities and occasions - Dinner dress
- Fashion Plates: Bodices - Bodices à l'enfant
- Fashion Plates: Fabrics - Gros de Naples
- Fashion Plates: Fabrics - Tulle
- Fashion Plates: Footwear - Satin shoes
- Fashion Plates: Hair - 17th century hairstyles
- Fashion Plates: Sleeves and cuffs - Gauntlet cuffs
- Jewellery - Pendants and necklaces
- Mirrors and reflections
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