La Belle Assemblée, May 1812
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May Vol. 5, No. 32 (1812)
EXPLANATION OF THE PRINTS OF FASHION.
No. 1. --MORNING DISHABILLE.
An [sic] high dress of fine French cambric or plain India muslin, richly embroidered round the bottom with a deep border; a demi sleeve, ornamented a-l'antique surmounting the long sleeve, which is finished at the wrist by a narrow ruffle ...
Plate labelled "Ladies Riding Dress" [no apostrophe]
An [sic] habit of bright green, ornamented down the front, and embroidered at the cuffs à-la-militaire with black. Small riding hat of black beaver, fancifully adorned with gold cordon and tassels, with a long ostrich feather of green in front; or a green hat with black tassels and black feather. Black half boots, laced and fringed with green. York tan golves. When this dress is worn as a curicle or walking costume, it is made as a pelisse without the riding jacket, and confined round the waist by a fancy belt of black and green.
This habit was made by Mr. S. Clark, 37, Golden-square.
[from page 265] The disguise of powder long thrown aside, the glossy beauty of a fine head of hair is now properly appreciated as it waves with natural ease, or with a little artful care is taught to twist in those beautiful ringlets, which formed the head-dress of those celebrated fair ones who composed the female part of Charles the Second's lovely Court; and such is now the most favourite way of dressing the hair.
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