Paris full dresses in 1810. Cornette à barbe d’un côté.

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Regency fashion. Cornette à barbe d'un côté. Capote en velours et satin blanc.

FIG. 1. Cornette à barbe d’un côté. FIG. 2. Capote en velours et satin blanc.

Paris full dresses, March 1810. Regency fashion. France First Empire era.

FIG. 1. Cornette à barbe d’un côté.
FIG. 2. Capote en velours et satin blanc.

Miscellaneous Observations

Several new shapes have been introduced in chips, straws, and Leghorns; split straws are preferred. Fancy feathers, particularly the imitation of the Indian plume, are much worn. Long pelisses seem generally to have, given way to, short ones, trimmed with lace or fur.
The favourite colours are brown, purple, lilac, yellow, and scarlet.

The fashions of London & Paris. (1798‐1806). London: Printed for Sir Richard Phillips 1767-1840.

Associated to:

  1. The GALLERY OF FASHION by Nikolaus von Heideloff.
  2. Incroyables et Merveilleuses by Horace Vernet.
  3. Reign of Louis XVI. 1774 to 1780.
  4. The French Republic 1789 to 1804.
  5. Reign of Napoleon I. 1804 to 1814.
  6. Reigns of Louis XVIII. and Charles X. 1815 to 1830.
Note:  Costume Parisien. Turkish Chiffon Dress. France Empire 1804.

Support and Seduction: The History of Corsets and Bras (Abradale Books) by Beatrice Fontanel.

Thoughout the ages, women's breasts have been subjected to the endless whims of fashion. From the ancient Greeks to Mae West and Madonna, this light-hearted book charts the changing shapes of female beauty. The elegant and amusing images - including fashion drawings, paintings, photographs, and film stills - illustrate the often surprising history of the garments women have worn for support - and seduction.

The Age of Undress by Amelia Rauser.

Dress in the Age of Jane Austen by Hilary Davidson.

Jane Austen at Home by Lucy Worsley 

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