Morning Dresses with cherry colored satin shoes. April 1794.

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The Gallery of Fashion. Morning Dresses. April 1794.

Round gown of clear lawn. Cherry coloured satin shoes.


A turban made of light-blue satin, fringed with gold. The hair dressed in light curls; the chignon turned up plain, the ends turned back over the turban, falling down in ringlets; and the side·curls falling easy on the neck. Three white feathers, the edges cherry-coloured from the top down to the middle, and a black heron feather placed on the left side in the turban, to incline forwards.

The corset of light blue satin, the waist very short and without points, with short sleeves of the same; over them loose sleeves of nape, or Italian gauze, trimmed with blonde at the top and bottom, tied in the middle with a gold cord. The handkerchief within the corset, of Italian gauze. The necklace, small gold chains formed in festoons. Gold ear-rings corresponding with the necklace.

The petticoat of white lawn, with a long train trimmed with a broad white satin riband at the bottom. The sash of cherry coloured peeling satin, tied behind in a double bow, the ends falling as low as the train. Cherry coloured satin shoes, with spring heals. The opera fan mounted on red taicks.


The Turk, or crescent cap, made of Italian gauze, turned round the head-piece in folds, the ends terminating behind, trimmed with a deep silk net fringe, surrounded with a large border of gold foil, fanning a diadem, in the front two large while feathers, inclining forwards; and on the top of the crown is placed a large button, set with brilliants, or pearls.

Note:  Portrait of James Harris, 1st Earl of Malmesbury.

The toupee frizzed in light curls, falling upon the neck and shoulders in ringlets; and the chignon turned up plain. A round gown of clear lawn, with two narrow flounces; short and very loose sleeves. A Prussian handkerchief. The sash of white satin riband, tied behind in a small bow. Pearl earrings, and two strings of small pearls round the neck. White satin shoes.

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


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