As we move into the cooler weather for autumn we see it reflected in this Dinner Dress from Ackermann's for September 1815
A WHITE satin slip, worn under a dress made in primrose-coloured French gauze, terminating at the feet with a full flounce of blond lace, headed with a double border of the same, gathered in full, and confined with folds of satin, of corresponding colour to the dress;
handkerchief-front trimmed with white satin, and a falling collar of blond lace; long sleeve of white satin, the fullness upon the shoulder confined under an epaulet of the French gauze, trimmed with white satin;
the sleeve drawn alternatingly across the arm with the evening primrose-coloured satin ribbon. Long sash of white satin, tied in front.
The ends of the hind hair brought forward, to fall in ringlets over the temple, confined with a plain white satin ribbon, and ornamented with a tiara of pearl.
Necklace to correspond. Gloves, French kid. Slippers, white satin.
Well, to me, primrose is a yellow colour and the artist made this blue. I almost want to get my colouring pencils out and fix it. Perhaps yellow did not work well in print to show the difference between the blond lace etc. and the French gauze. Not that I don't really like the blue, it just doesn't say primrose to me.
Until next time, when we will be meeting Eleanor Webster and her debut book, No Conventional Miss…….
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