Monday, October 17, 2016

Regency Fashion September 1816

A Half Dress

Which is something you would wear around the house.

I this it is very pretty. This one I want for one of my characters.

It is from the September fashions for 1816 from Ackermann's.  Here is the description:


HALF DRESS.

A STRIPED sarsnet gown, very richly trimmed round the bottom with a flounce of deep work, finished with a heading: a second flounce is set on at some distance; which is much narrower; it is also finished with a heading. Bows of Pomona green ribbon ornament the skirt a little above the flounce.

The body is cut very low; it is full. The sleeve is long, very loose, and fancifully trimmed with bows of Pomona green ribbon to correspond with the trimming of the skirt; the sleeve is finished by a very novel and pretty cuff of pointed lace. 

Fichu a la Duchesse de Berri, composed of white lace, which comes very high; but though it shades the neck in the most delicate manner, it does not by any means give an idea of dishabille; on the contrary, it might be worn in full dress. 

Hair cropped, and dressed in very full curls in the neck, and very full on the forehead. 

Striped kid slippers to correspond with the dress. White kid gloves. 

Necklace white cornelian, with a small gold cross. Ear-rings white cornelian.

There is lots of information here for the avid dresser of Regency ladies, from colours to jewels to lace and trimmings. I really like this gown.  What about you?