Evening Dress from Ackermann's Repository February 1815
My first thought when I saw this was "sumptuous". I love this. I have to use it in a book. This is a very sophisticated dress and the neckline is very daring. It is certainly not the gown for the shy debutante, I am thinking.
Here is the description from the magazine.
Pale pink or primrose-coloured crape petticoat over white satin, ornamented at the feet with a deep border of tull, trimmed with blond lace and pink, or primrose-coloured ribband, festooned and decorated with roses;
short full sleeve, composed of tull and crape, with a border of French embroidery; and back drawn nearly to a point, corresponding to the cape front of the dress, and trimmed round with blond lace;
the waist very short, and an easy fullness in the petticoat, carried entirely round.
Necklace and drop of pearl; ear-drops and bracelets to correspond.
Hair in irregular curls, confined in the Eastern style, and blended with flowers. French scarf, fancifully disposed on the figure.
Slippers of pink or primrose-coloured kid; gloves to correspond.
For the fashions for this month we are indebted to the tasteful and elegant designs of Mrs. Bean of Albemarle-street.
Until next time…….