Dresses of July 1795 from The Gallery of Fashion
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This is the fourth issue of the second volume (Vol II, no. 4). The volumes run from April to March. In this issue, there are two plates and two pages of description. Plate one features figure 59 and is labelled "Court Dress" Plate 2 features figures 60, 61, and 62; it is labelled "Morning Dress"
Original Text Reads as Follows:
The hair dressed in light curls. Bandeau of silver crape, intermixed with the hair, crossed with silver laurels, and ornamented with diamonds. One lilac-coloured, and three white ostrich feathers, placed differently in the bandeau. petticoat of rape, embroidered in silver, trimmed with wreaths of laurels and festoons of lilac taffeta, in Vandyke scollops; double flounce at the bottom, with a silver fringe. Train and body of lilac crape; short sleeves à l'Espagnole, trimmed with blonde and pearls, and tied in two parts with a silver band. Full plaiting of blonde round the neck. Laurel tippet. Silver girdle. Festoon diamond necklace. diamond ear-rings. Lappets of plaited blonde. White shoes embroidered in silver.
The hair frizzed into light curls; the hind hair turned up plain. Nuns [sic] bonnet of lilac taffeta, the cawl of green taffeta, trimmed with white blonde and lilac ribands. Brunswick frock of clear lawn, with five tucks at the bottom. Short loose sleeves, trimmed with lace, and tied in the middle with a narrow lilac riband. Gold ear-rings. Lilac gloves. Yellow shoes.
The hair in light curls and ringlets. Straw hat, trimmed with straw band, feather, and tassels. Round gown of embroidered muslin, flounced at the bottom. Short full sleeves, drawn in the middle of the arm. Body of lilac taffeta. Yellow handkerchief, crossed in the front, and tied behind. Gold ear-rings. Grey gloves and shoes.
The hair in light curls; the hind hair in ringlets. Hat made of white silk and straw, trimmed with variegated ribands. White ostrich feather placed on the left side. Veil of white clear lawn. Round gown of clear lawn embroidered at the bottom; short sleeves, trimmed with the same. Black spotted gauze cloak, cut out for the arms; the hind part square, tied to the waist with a riband, and the whole trimmed with a broad lace. Buff glove. Green and purple striped shoes.
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