The Lady's Magazine, or Entertaining Companion for the Fair Sex, Appropriated solely to their Use and Amusement, 1801

Volume XXXII for the Year 1801

London: G. G and J. Robinson, No. 25, Pater-noster Row.

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August 1801


(With an Engraving elegantly coloured.)

[Text is on page 399-400. Some of text is same as prior month's text.]

IN full dress our élégantes continue to dress their heads simply in hair, and to wear diadems. Besides jais, pearls, and flowers, fruit, particularly olives, are used in the trimming of robes. Frequently we see an echelle of ribbons or flowers descending from the cestus down to the bottom of the robe. Sometimes this ornament is only two large flowers, attached one to the cestus, the other to bottom of the robe, following the direction of a third flower placed upon the diadem. The capotes have, almost without exception, a large bunch of ribbons or crape upon the devalut: the fashionable colours are white, jonquil, lilac, and rose. The yellow and the white straw hats are very common. One of the most striking head-dresses in the chapeau à la Hulan, the crown of which is in a lozenge, and the front a little turned up, or pointed like a helmet. This hat is much worn by the élégantes of Longchamps: its colour is jonquil, rose, or all white, with flat feathers to match. This head-dress, piquante by its novelty, displays much ingenuity in its plan and execution. The young men have ceased to wear velvet collars to their riding or other coats.

September 1801


(With an Engraving elegantly coloured.)

[Text is on page 492.]

STRAW hats are still worn, and their shape has not changed.


AN evening dress of lilac, or other coloured muslin, the body made quite plain, and trimmed round with lace; the sleeves very short, and trimmed round the bottom with broad lace.

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