Regency robe à la Turque of white muslin 1796.

Heideloff Gallery of Fashion. Regency robe à la Turque. Jane Austen style. Regency costumes.

Afternoon dress August 1796.

Heideloff Gallery of Fashion. Jane Austen style. Regency costumes.

Detail: Regency headdress. August 1796.

Regency robe à la Turque of white muslin 1796.

Afternoon dress August 1796. Heideloff`s Gallery of Fashion.

FIG. CX

The toupee dressed in loose curls; the hind hair turned up in loops, the ends returned in ringlets; broad white satin riband across the toupee, with a bow in the front and behind. Fancy plume in a black tuft placed in the front, and a spotted coloured ostrich feather on the right side. White tiffany petticoat with an embroidered broad border. Robe à la Turque of white muslin embroidered in colours; trimmed round the neck with a plaiting of lace;  short full sleeves of purple tiffany. Sash and upper bracelets of broad silver lace. Diamond ear-rings and necklace. White gloves and shoes, imitating sandals.

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

Associated to:

  1. Fashion and costume in the eighteenth century.
  2. The Days of the Directoire.
  3. Fashion in the Reign of Napoleon I. 1804 to 1814.
  4. The Restoration period fashion 1814 to 1830.
Note:  Chapeau en Barque. Costume Chevelure à la François 1er.

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