Thursday, September 29, 2016
Regency Fashion for August 1816
A round dress, composed of jaconot muslin, finished round the bottom of the skirt by a deep flounce of rich work scalloped at the edge, and a heading to correspond.
The body has a slight fullness behind. The form of the front, as our readers will perceive by our print, is extremely novel and pretty.
Plain long sleeve, finished at the wrist by a pink band and bow.
The cornette worn with this dress is of the mob kind, and by much the most becoming we have ever seen: it is composed of white lace, and tastefully ornamented with roses.
Pink kid slippers, and white kid gloves.
This dress is much approved by belles of taste for its elegant simplicity; its form and materials are certainly strictly appropriate to morning costume. It was invented by Mrs. Gill, of Cork-street, Burlington Gardens, to whom we are indebted for it.
While Ackermann's like the form of the body at the front, personally I am not that keen on it. I am however intrigued by the comment that it is strictly "appropriate". I really love the hem, it is so very pretty and lacy, as well as the pink kid slippers. I especially like the setting since she is sitting on what I assume is a music stool and hold a book of sheet music. What do you think? Do you like the cornette?
Until next time............