England Morning Dress, April 1796.

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Morning Dress April 1796

England Morning Dress, April 1796.


The front hair combed straight upon the forehead, the hind hair turned up plain and short. Bonnet of white satin, in the form of a turban, trimmed with coquelicot-coloured satin riband, and with plumes de coq of the same colour. Round gown of muslin embroidered in blue; spencer cape; short sleeves, and short upper sleeves of plain muslin, trimmed with edgings.

Chemise tucker. Black cloak, trimmed with broad lace. Red morocco shoes with high white heels. Fur muff.

Source: Gallery of Fashion Vol. 3, 1795-1796. Published by Nicolaus Wilhelm von Heideloff, London.

Note:  Costume de Bal. France directoire, regency era.

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