Afternoon dress in half mourning. “Robe à la Turque”.

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Afternoon dress in half-mourning November 1794

Afternoon dress in half mourning. Robe à la Turque of black taffeta.

The Gallery of Fashion. November 1794. Published by Nikolaus von Heideloff, London.

FIG. XXXI.

HEAD-DRESS. Toupee and side hair frizzed and thrown into large curls; bandeau of white and black riband, cut out and formed into a wreath of flowers; one black and two white ostrich feathers placed in the front. Plain chignon, falling very low upon the back. Petticoat of clear lawn, embroidered in black.

Robe à la Turque of black taffeta, with black braids on the back. Long sleeves. Handkerchief of Italian gauze, put within the robe. Gold festoon necklace and ear-rings. White gloves and shoes, embroidered in black.

Source: THE GALLERY OF FASHION Vol. 1,. April 1794 to March 1795. Published by Nikolaus von Heideloff, London. 

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