The Gallery of Fashion Vol. 2. Published by Nikolaus von Heideloff, London.
Afternoon Dresses February 1796.
The front hair combed straight upon the forehead and dcwn the sides; the hind hair turned up plain and short, the ends returned in ringlets, and crossed with two strings of pearls. Chiffonet of maroon satin with ornaments of small pearls. Small bandeau of blue satin, with Vandyke scollops in gold. Muslin petticoat, trimmed at the bottom with blue satin in Vandyke scallops; short full sleeves of muslin, trimmed with blonde. Body of blue satin, trimmed round the neck with a double plaiting of blonde, and on the back with a chain; epaulettes of the same, looped with a spring chain and tassels of gold. Pearl necklace and ear-ring. White gloves and shoes. Fur muff.
The hair combed straight round the face; chignon turned up plain and short. Persian cap of light blue satin, trimmed with a gold chain. Petticoat of embroidered muslin; half full sleeves of book muslin. Persian robe of light blue satin embroidered; trimmed round the neck with a double plaiting of lace; short sleeves. Small handkerchief within the robe. Pearl necklace and ear-rings. White gloves and shoes.
Source: The Gallery of Fashion Vol. 2. April 1795 To March 1796. Published by Nikolaus von Heideloff, London.
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