Dresses of May 1795 from The Gallery of Fashion

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This is the second issue of the second volume (Vol II, no. 2). The volumes run from April to March. In this issue, there are two plates and two pages of description. Plate one features figures 51 and 52 and is shown below in greyscale. Plate two features figures 53 and 54 and is shown below in greyscale.


The hair combed in curls and ringlets. Bonnet of yellow satin, lined with white, trimmed with a yellow band-feather, and a piece of yellow satin, forming a large bow in the front; two yellow ostrich feathers placed behind the bow. Round gown of muslin, embroidered at the bottom; short sleeves. Small handkerchief. Narrow ruff of black lace round the neck. Black scarfed cloak, trimmed with black lace. Yellow gloves and shoes.
The hair in curls and ringlets. White stamp paper hat, lined with white silk; the crown trimmed with lilac and yellow silk, in the form of a twisted turban; a large bow of lilac riband on the left side, and tied down with lilac riband. Close gown of sprig muslin; long sleeves; narrow flounce at the bottom. Small handkerchief. Black scarfed cloak, trimmed with a broad black lace. Yellow shoes.


The hair dressed in a high toupee; two ornaments of white satin in Vandyke scallops, the edges trimmed with silver spangles, placed in two parts of the toupee, and the hair betwixt combed into small curls; the hind hair in ringlets; three white ostrich feathers on the right side. Chemise of embroidered muslin; the collar and labels [lapels] of trimmed with lace; short full sleeves, tied in two parts with silver cords. Pink sash. Pearl ear-rings. Diamond necklace; and two small gold chains with a medallion round the neck. White satin shoes.
The hair in small curls, and the hind hair in ringlets. Turban of Italian gauze, spangled with silver. A wreath of small roses on the right side; a branch of oak leaves, made of green foil, across the turban, from the left side to the right, in the front. Three large white ostrich feathers in the front, placed one behind the other. Petticoat of white muslin embroidered in silver, trimmed at the bottom with a white satin riband. Lilac satin corset without points; long sleeves of white satin, with a narrow blonde plaited at the wrists; short upper sleeves of white satin, with full muslin tops, looped with a large pearl. Lilac-colored sash. Diamond ear-rings. Two strings of large pearls round the neck. Lilac-coloured shoes.

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