Thursday, October 20, 2016

Regency Fashion September 1816

     
   Today's offering reminds me of dessert.

The description follows:


EVENING DRESS

A white British net dress over a white sarsnet slip; the dress is trimmed round the bottom with a deep flounce of lace, surmounted by a wreath of roses, immediately above which is a rollio of white satin. This trimming is uncommonly tasteful and striking. 

The body and sleeves are of the same material as the dress; the former is full, and cut in a very novel style: a quilling of blond lace goes round the bosom, which comes high at the sides, but is sloped very much just in front. 

A small bouquet of moss roses shades the bosom and gives an elegant finish to the dress. 

The sleeve, short and extremely full, is divided into compartments by rollios of satin. 

Head-dress a wreath of moss roses, fancifully intermixed with corn-flowers; the hair very becomingly dressed in light loose ringlets on the forehead, and moderately high behind. 

A superb white lace scarf, thrown round the shoulders, partially shades the back of the neck. 

Necklace, ear-rings, and bracelets, pearl. White satin slippers and white kid gloves.

We are indebted to the condescension of a lady of distinguished rank for both our dresses this month.

Until Next Time