Dresses of May 1796 from The Gallery of Fashion
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This is the second issue of the third volume (Vol III, 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 94 and 95 and is of morning dress Plate two features figures 96, 97 and 98 and is of opera dress and is seen below in greyscale.
The hair dressed in curls and ringlets. Dunstable hat, with a bow of green riband on the left side; and two straight green brush feathers in the front. Round gown of light blue stained muslin; short frock sleeves; double plaiting of lace round the neck. Jonquille-coloured shawl, with a border embroidered in colours. Gold ear-rings. Jonquille-coloured shoes and gloves.
The hair dress in ringlets. White bonnet trimmed with white satin ribands, lilac silk cord, and tassels; one lilac, and one yellow brush feather in front. Deep white lace veil. Round gown of muslin, embroidered in the figure and colour of a partridge eye; full short sleeves, trimmed at the bottom with narrow lace, and drawn in the middle of the arm. Small handkerchief within the gown. clear black-scarfed shawl, bound with a black satin riband, and tied to the waist with a purple satin riband. Jonquille-coloured gloves and shoes.
EVENING DRESSES FOR THE OPERA AND CONCERTS.
The hair combed plain round the face; two white bands mixed with the curls of the toupee; the curls dressed very tight and smooth, the hind hair turned up short and plain. Small yeoman hat of blue satin, lined with white, and a gold band round the crown; two white ostrich feathers on the left side near the front, fixed with a gold pin, the head representing the Prince's crest. Round gown of embroidered muslin, trimmed round the neck with lace; short sleeves in half plaits, with white satin épaulettes and cuffs. Pearl necklace and gold ear-rings.
The hair combed straight round the face; the hind hair turned up in three short loops, returned in ringlets, and crossed with two gold bands. Diamond bandeau and diamond pin on the right side; and on the left a wreath of green leaves intermixed with the hair; two white ostrich feathers in the front. Petticoat of light blue tiffany; body of the same, with short sleeves trimmed with lace. Plaiting of broad lace round the neck. Upper petticoat of white crape, spotted with white satin in chéilles; robe of the same, spotted in the same manner; the whole Vandyke scolloped. Diamond ear-rings, girdle, and clasps. Pearl necklace. White gloves and shoes, richly embroidered in silver.
The hair combed plain round the face. Chiffonet of silver muslin, the end trimmed with a silver fringe; the hind hair turned up in two loop; silver bandeau on the left side, and on the right a wreath of honeysuckle silver flowers. Three party-coloured green and white ostrich feathers in the front. Petticoat of white tiffany with a rich embroidered border; white satin body embroidered in silver round the neck. Robe of salmon- coloured tiffany; short sleeves épaulettes, cuffs, and binding of green satin. Full plaiting of broad blonde round the neck. Silk cord and tassels round the waist. Diamond ear-rings. White gloves and shoes.
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