Thursday, July 28, 2016

Fashion April 1816

Opera Dress Ackermann's April 1816

Oddly, this is almost exactly the same gown as the other plate for 1816.  I guess this really was the in look for this particular months.

Here is the description.

Opera Dress

White satin slip, over which is a white lace skirt, finished with satin tucks and a rich flounce of deep blond at the bottom. The body is composed of white satin and white lace; it is uncommonly novel and elegant.

The sleeve, which is long, is also composed of satin and lace; its form is original, and the manner in which it is finished at the wrist is singularly tasteful and elegant. The hair is disposed so as to display the forehead, and falls in short loose curls at each side. Head-dress the Berlin cap composed of white satin, lower part ornamented with a rich gold band, and the crown with a profusion of beautiful short ostrich feathers, disposed with much taste and novelty.

The Berlin cap, is, in our opinion, the most generally becoming head-dress which has been introduced for some seasons.

Necklace and cross composed of pearl and amethyst. Pearl ear-rings. White kid gloves and white satin slippers.

We are indebted to the good taste and exquisite invention of Mrs. Gill, of Cork-street, Burlington-Gardens for both our dresses this month.

Until Next time............