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'Newest Fashions for August 1831. Morning Dresses'

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'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
8 3/4 in. x 6 7/8 in. (221 mm x 176 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1930
Reference Collection
NPG D47659

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Morning Dress. A printed muslin dress, corsage à draperies, with a chemisette of English lace, trimmed round the shoulders, and back of the bust, with a row of lace, which falls partially over the corsage. The sleeve sits quite close from the elbow to the wrist, the upper part, excessively long and wide, falls over a little in the Mameluke style. The hat is of fawn coloured gros de Naples, trimmed on the inside of the brim, with a green esprit, and coques of green gauze ribbon. Long light bows of ribbon, and an esprit decorate the crown.
Second Morning Dress. A back view of the next figure.
Third Morning Dress. A dress of white jacconot muslin; the corsage is cut square at the bust, and small plaited; it is finished round the top with a band, lightly embroidered in points at each edge. The sleeves are of the imbecile kind. The skirt is trimmed round the border with four entre deux of embroidered muslin. The apron is of blue gros de Naples, with a corsage en coeur, formed by bands, and ornamented with bows and ends on the shoulders and behind. Cap of embroidered tulle, of a singularly novel and pretty form, trimmed with knots and a wreath of blue gauze ribbon.
Fashionable Millinery
Fig. 1. - A back view of a capote Anglaise, with a square brim, and a crown higher than they have recently been worn; it is composed of rice straw, and ornamented with white gauze ribbons, and a bouquet of pink ostrich feathers, placed perpendicularly in front of the crown. A row of coques of ribbon, and a butterfly bow, ornament the inside of the brim next the face.
Fig. 2. - A front view of the above head-dress.
Fig. 3. - A white gauze bèret, trimmed with a band, and knots of rose coloured gauze ribbon, and bouquet of wild flowers placed on the left side.
Fig. 4. - A back view of Fig. 3.

Events of 1831back to top

Current affairs

Parliamentary Reform Bill is rejected by the House of Lords prompting riots in Nottingham, Derby and Bristol.

Art and science

Michael Faraday demonstrates electromagnetic induction.
Death of Lady Sarah Ponsonby, last of the famous Ladies of Llangollen who attracted many of the leading names in art and literature to visit them at their home in Plas Newydd, Wales.
Opening of New London Bridge, designed by John Rennie.


Violinist Niccolo Paganini arrives in England from Italy and embarks on a six month tour of the country after astonishing London audiences with his virtuoso performances.
Revolutionary outbreaks in Modena, Parma and the Papal States influenced by the July Revolution in France the previous year.

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