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French Fashions, July 1829. 'Public Promenade Dress. Walking Costume'

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French Fashions, July 1829. 'Public Promenade Dress. Walking Costume'

published by Rudolph Ackermann, published in R. Ackermann's Repository of Fashions
hand-coloured etching, line and stipple engraving, published 1 July 1829
8 1/8 in. x 5 in. (206 mm x 127 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source
Reference Collection
NPG D47647

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Also published in La Belle Assemblée on 1 July 1829 with a different description. Described in issue number 7 of R. Ackermann's Repository of Fashions:
Public Promenade Dress. A jaconot muslin round dress; the corsage is made up to the throat, and disposed in deep longitudinal plaits, long sleeve of rather more than the usual width. The skirt is ornamented with two deep tucks, each surmounted by embroidery. A sultana of rose coloured gros de Tours, figured with black, is worn over this dress. The corsage is open before and behind, and falls over on the shoulders in the pelerine style; the sultana is open in front, and simply trimmed round with a rouleau of the same material. Chapeau composed of crape of the darkest shade of vapeur, the inside of the brim is ornamented with a mixture of satin points and white blonde lace; a fall of blonde is disposed in drapery round the crown, and two esprits are placed to the left side. The brides are of broad gauze riband, to correspond with the hat. A broad black riband, to which is attached three gold ornaments of an antique form, encircles the dress round the throat, and descends to the ceinture. White kid shoes; yellow gloves.
Walking Costume. A redingote of jaconot muslin over a cambric under dress. The redingote is open in front, slightly embroidered round the bottom, and finished up each front in a very rich embroidery of a lace pattern. Corsage uni. Sleeves of an entirely new description; they are extremely wide, are open at bottom, and embroidered to correspond with the dress, and slightly looped in front of the arm at the wrist. Square pelerine richly embroidered, and trimmed with two falls of muslin slightly worked at the edge. Collarette of tulle, disposed in deep plaits, and fastened in front by white gauze riband. Head-dress a bonnet of rice straw, over a morning cap of the Mary of Scotland form. The cap is trimmed with blue gauze riband; the bonnet has a branch of willow placed at the right side; it is attached to the hat by a large nœud of riband to correspond with that on the cap: brides flottans of the same riband. Straw colour shoes and gloves.

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