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Lady's Monthly Museum, June 1802
|Lady's Monthly Museum (1802)|
This issue claims to have two coloured plates, but my copy has been "stripped" (the plates removed to sell individually). The original description of the plates is on page 417 and reads as follows.
Cabinet of Fashion,
WITH ELEGANT COLOURED PLATES.
1. A white sarcenet hat, with a wreath of blue flowers, tied with blue ribands. A black lace cloak. The dress a fawn-coloured cambric muslin, inlaid with white worked muslin in front; trimmed with blue ribands, cord, and tassels. Blue leather shoes. White gloves.
2. An Oxford straw hat, with straw-coloured ribands. A white muslin cloak, with a double frill; the back to fit the shape, and the fronts gathered into it on each side, and brought forward over the shoulders. The gown a blue cambric muslin, with black checks. Shoes straw-coloured.
3. A head-dress of white lace, with a wreath of scarlet flowers, and an ostrich feather. The dress white sarcenet, with a short robe of orange crape, trimmed with black velvet, and lace tucker; the sleeves white sarcenet, with lace inlaid, and lined with orange silk. Shoes orange.
4. The hair dressed with a wreath of flowers, and one lock hanging on the shoulder. The dress white muslin, trimmed with laurel leaves. A drapery of lilac crape, fastened with sprigs of flowers.
Silk nets for the head are very fashionable: diamond crescents in a turban, à la Turc, are much admired. For a walking dress, a new species of straw hat is adopted--very large, turned up at each side, the crown rather long, and worn without riband, or any other ornament. Lace is very generally worn. The prevailing colours are blue, lilac, pale pink, and straw.