Brunswick frock, Nuns bonnet, Buff gloves. 1795.

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Gallery of Fashion. July 1795

Brunswick frock, Nuns bonnet, Buff gloves.


The hair frizzed into light curls; the hind hair turned up plain. Nuns bonnet of lilac taffeta, the cawl of green taffeta, trimmed with white blonde and lilac ribands. Brunswick frock of clear lawn, with five tucks at the bottom. Short loose sleeves, trimmed with lace, and tied in the middle with a narrow lilac riband. Full plaiting of broad lace round the neck. Sash of green riband. Gold ear-rings. Lilac gloves. Yellow shoes.


The hair in light curls and ringlets. Straw hat, trimmed with straw band, feathers, and tassels. Round gown of embroidered muslin, flounced at the bottom. Short fun sleeves, drawn in the middle of the arm. Body of lilac taffeta. Yellow handkerchief, crossed in the front, and tied behind. Gold ear-rings. Grey gloves and shoes.


The hair in light curls; the hind hair in ringlets. Hat made of white silk and straw, trimmed with variegated ribands. White ostrich feather placed on the left side. Veil of white clear lawn. Round gown of clear lawn embroidered at the bottom; short sleeves, trimmed with the same. Black spotted gauze cloak, cut out for the arms; the hind part square, tied to the waist with a riband, and the whole trimmed with a broad lace. Buff gloves. Green and purple striped shoes.

Source: The Gallery of Fashion Vol. 1,. April 1794 to March 1795. Published by Nikolaus von Heideloff, London. 



Note:  Robe of white muslin. Afternoon Dress. December 1795.

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