Dresses of August 1796 from The Gallery of Fashion

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This is the fifth issue of the third volume (Vol III, no. 5). The volumes run from April to March. In this issue, there are two plates and two pages of description. Plate one features figures 107, 108, and 109 and is labelled "Morning Dresses." Plate two features figure 110 and is shown below in color. It is labeled "Afternoon Dress."

Original Text reads as follows:
The hair in light curls, the side and hind hair in ringlets; one plain, and one puffed white satin riband, intermixed with the hair. Dunstable open worked hat with straw bows, ribands, and tassels, tied under the chin with a narrow white riband. Round gown of flower worked muslin, scolloped at the bottom. Short full sleeves, tied in three parts with lilac-coloured riband. Small black shawl, trimed with broad lace. Narrow lilac riband round the waist. Fawn-coloured gloves and shoes.
The hair is small curls and ringlets. Emigrant hat, the crown of lilac silk, trimmed with a wreath of grass-riband, the points terminating in the shape of a feather, the brim striped with lilac riband and straw, tied under the chin with a white riband; white veil. Petticoat of lawn, with a broad embroidered border. Body of blue silk, bound with a small white silk chain; frock sleeves, and train of lawn. Chemise tucker. Yellow gloves and shoes.
The hair in easy curls, the hind hair turned up plain. Turban of white muslin; bunch of corn on the right side; bow of white satin riband on the left. Round gown of fine calico; short push-up sleeves; the whole trimmed with a gold-coloured chintz border, in Vandyke scollops. Plaiting of lace round the neck. Gold hoop ear-rings. Light blue gloves and shoes.
Figure 110. Afternoon Dress. The hem of the white petticoat is banded with pink roses, matched by the pink rose corsage. The overdress is spangled and trimmed with smaller rosettes of aqua. The lady's headdress consists of two types of feathers, one dyed to match the dress.
Original Text reads as follows:
The toupee dressed in loose curls; the hind hair turned up in loops, the ends returned in ringlets; broad white satin riband across the touupee, with a bow in the front and behind. Fancy plume in a black tuft placed in the front, and a spotted coloured ostrich feather on the right side. White tiffany petticoat with an embroidered broad border. Robe á la Turque of white muslin embroidered in colours; trimmed round the neck with a plaiting of lace; short full sleeves of purple tiffany. Sash and upper bracelets of broad silver lace. Diamond ear-rings and necklace. White gloves and shoes, imitating sandals.

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