Dresses of January 1796 from The Gallery of Fashion
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This is the tenth issue of the second volume (Vol II, no. 10). The volumes run from April to March. In this issue, there are two plates and two pages of description. Plate one features figure 81 and is labelled Morning Dress. Plate two features figures 82 and 83. It is labeled "Afternoon Dresses."
Night-cap of spotted muslin, trimmed with a double border of lace in whole plaits, bound round with a narrow maroon riband, tied into a small bow in the front; hat covered with blue satin, tied under the chin, and trimmed with blue and maroon striped ribands. Round gown of salmon-colour flowered chintz; long sleeves. Gold ear-rings.. Blue morocco slippers. Fur muff.
The hair dressed in light curls and ringlets. Armenian turban, made of white and York-flame coloured satin, crossed in the front with two strings of pearls, and the ends trimmed with gold fringe. A white ostrich and a blue esprit feather on the left side. Armenian robe of embroidered muslin; the train with a broad hem; full short sleeves; trimming of blonde round the neck, and at the top of the sleeves. Tucker of blonde. Gold cord with two large tassels round the waist, tied at the left side. Two string of pearls and festoon gold chain with a medallion round the neck. Diamond ear-rings. White shoes and gloves.
The hair combed straight upon the forehead, the side hair in light curls and ringlets, plain chignon. Russian bonnet of blue satin, trimmed with sable, and tied behind with gold cords and tassels. Lawn petticoat, with a broad embroidered border. Russian robe of blue satin, trimmed with sable; short sleeves trimmed with the same. Close tucker of double plaited lace. Small handkerchief within the belt, drawn together in the front with a diamond slider. Collar of sable round the neck. Diamond ear-rings. White shoes and gloves. [These descriptions were copied almost exactly in the February 1796 issue of The Lady's Magazine.]
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