La Belle Assemblée, February 1813
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February Vol. 7, No. 42 (1813)
EXPLANATION OF THE PRINTS OF FASHION.
No. 1. --WALKING DRESS.
[This matching tan gown and spencer are rather simple in trim. The spencer's front is trimmed in a military style with white fur trim on cuffs, shoulders, collar and hem. The brown muff looks warm and matches the darker bonnet. Note that the "General Observations" section of the text labels this "The Regency Habit."]
A stone coloured habit, trimmed round the body with swansdown, and ornamented entirely across the bosom with a thick row of rich silk braiding to correspond Waist much shorter than they have been worn for some time, and the sleeve longer and looser than those of the last three months. Regency hat of black beaver or seal skin, ornamented with an elegant feather of the same colour, and finished by a gold button and loop on one side. Large bear or seal skin muff; stone coloured kid gloves, and black kid sandals. Some elegantes wear silk stockings, to correspond with the habit; but white are more general.
A short round dress of white satin, finished at the bottom by a trimming of floss silk, which is worn rather broader than the last month; body of fine white spotted lace, over one of satin, made as low as possible in the neck and bosom; stomacher à-la-Venus, made of narrow deep rose colour, and white silk trimming intermixed.
[from page 86] We have noticed but little alteration in the out-door costume since the publication of our last Number. The Regency mania is still as strong as ever; and it is certain that the Regency habit (which we have given in our Print) [from page 87] is a very elegant and highly appropriate addition to the promenade costume.
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