Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Regency Fashion March 1817




From Ackermann’s Repository 

OPERA DRESS
            
A blue crape dress over a white satin slip; the dress trimmed round the skirt with a deep blond lace, which is headed with a light and novel trimming, composed of white floss silk and small pearl beads: this trimming is surmounted with a beautiful deep embroidery of lilies, surrounded by leaves. 

The body and sleeves of this dress, as our readers will perceive by our print, are extremely novel. Head-dress tocque a la Berri; it is a crown of a novel form, tastefully ornamented round the top with lilies to correspond with the trimming of the skirt, and a plume of white feathers, which droop over the face. 

Ear-rings, necklace, and bracelets, sapphire mixed with pearl. 

The hair dressed in loose light ringlets on the forehead, and disposed in full curls in the back of the neck. 

White kid gloves, and white satin slippers.