Dresses of December 1794 from The Gallery of Fashion

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This is the nineth issue of the first volume (Vol I, no. 9). The volumes run from April to March. Plate one features figures 32 and 33 and is shown below in greyscale. Plate two features figures 34 and 35 and is shown below in greyscale. In this issue, there are two plates and two pages of description.


White taffeta bonnet, trimmed with a coquelicot and white striped riband, tied down with a half handkerchief; two white ostrich feathers, tipped with coquelicot, on the left side; deep black lace veil. Round gown of fine India dimity, flounced with plain muslin. Sash of coquelicot taffeta. Double handkerchief crossed and tied behind. White muslin cloak, trimmed with the same. Blue fox fur tippet. Grey gloves. Coquelicot and white striped shoes.
The hair lightly frizzed, the hind hair in ringlets. White beaver hat, trimmed with carnation-coloured riband. White military full craped feather placed in the front. Pink and orange striped and black spotted demi-season silk close dress, scallopped at the bottom. Large white double handkerchief, and a yellow silk half handkerchief over it. Black silk cloak, trimmed with lace. Yellow gloves and shoes.


HEAD-DRESS. The hair in light curls; double chignon, the ends returned in ringlets. White and coquelicot striped Barcelona twisted turban, the end falling very low behind. One white and purple ostrich feather placed behind. One white and purple ostrich feather placed behind. A purple silk round gown, drawn in the waist; long sleeves, and trimmed with white fur. Coquelicot-coloured sash. Swan-down tippet. Handkerchief within the gown. A string of white beads round the neck. Gold loop pattern ear-rings. White gloves and shoes.
HEAD-DRESS. Chiffonet made of white embroidered lawn, black velvet bandeau set with pearls. One white, one black, and two white and lilac feathers, with a large diamond pin placed on the right side. Petticoat and robe a la Turque of white satin, trimmed with gold foil, and a black fringe intermixed with gold. High tucker of blonde, double plaited. Diamond ear-rings. White shoes embroidered in gold. Party-coloured fur muff.

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