Carriage Dresses

Walking or Carriage Dress, March 1809

"CARRIAGE COSTUME: A Polanese coat, and Saragossa mantle, of fine Vigonia cloth; the colour spring green, trimmed round the edges and up the front of the coat with black velvet bindings, and edgings of gold lace...

Carriage or Promenade Dress, January 1810

"A round cottage gown of fine cambric or jaconet muslin, ornamented at the feet, collar, and wrists with borders of needle-work, or fine fringe. The waist confined at the bottom with a white ribbon, tied in short bows and ends behind....

Walking or Carriage Dress, December 1810

"A black bombazine or sarsnet round robe, with high bosom, and long sleeves with white Spanish weepers, trimmed round the bottom, at the front, and round the bosom, with a thin chain of crape. A white crape habit-shirt, with high collar,...

Morning Carriage Dress, January 1811

" Gown of black Italian gauze worn over white, with long sleeves made high in the neck, with antique ruff à-la-Queen Elizabeth, ornamented round the bottom with a grey flossed silk trimming. A mantle of French grey satin, with collar fastened on the right shoulder...

Carriage Dress, March 1811

"A bias corded muslin dress, a walking length, with long sleeves, made high in the neck, with collar; buttoned down the front of the waist with narrow lilac satin ribband...

Carriage Dress, November 1811

"A plain high morning robe of India muslin, with an à la Grecque border of needle-work at the feet. A French wrapping coat of grey or blossom-coloured silk...

Carriage or Walking Dress, January 1812

"A Plain cambric morning robe, with high collar, trimmed with lace. A Polish demi-pelisse of fine Lama or Merino cloth, richly embroidered up the front, on the bottom collar and cuffs...

Promenade or Carriage Costume, May 1812

" A round spencer robe of blossom-coloured sarsnet, trimmed with tufted Chinese silk fringe; a drapery of deep vandyke black lace, continued round the back and shoulders to the bottom...

Carriage Dress, December 1813

"Pink or scarlet cloth mantle, with a broad velvet ribband to correspond, a spencer of the same materials, one sleeve of which is concealed by the folds of the mantle; the collar, which is high and puckered, fastens at the throat with a broach...

Evening Opera Dress and Carriage Dress, December 1813

"A round robe of morone or crimson-soloured Merino, kerseymere, or queen's cloth, ornamented round the bottom and up the front with a fancy gold embroidered border....

Morning Carriage Dress, January 1814

"Pelisse of the fashionable blue cloth, fastened down the front with small flaps, edged with silk trimming to correspond, in a manner that is perfectly novel, and that has a very elegant effect;...

Carriage Dress, February 1814

"A pelisse of the most delicate fawn colour Irish poplin, the skirt an easy fullness, the body tight to the shape, very short in the waist, and broad in the back....

Carriage or Walking Dress, June 1814

"High Dress of jaconet muslin, with a triple lace ruff, and a profusion of lace let in round the neck. The bottom of this dress is trimmed in a most elegant style...

Carriage or Walking Dress, November 1814

"This walking or carriage dress is perfectly new, highly appropriate to the season, and will most probably be the prevailing morning dress for November. There is great ingenuity in the mantle...

Carriage Dress, June 1815

"White satin pelisse, richly ornamented at the feet with clusters of leaves made in white twilled sarsnet, headed with tull; open fronts, trimmed to the bottom of the waist with a superb shell trimming of white satin ribbon and tull;...

Carriage Dress, January 1816

"High dress composed of the finest dark blue ladies' cloth; it is made up t the throat, but without a collar, has a slight fullness in the back, and falls very much off the shoulder...

Carriage Dress, March 1816

"A high body of jaconet muslin, with a lace frill, over which is a low one, formed of pink silk, and trimmed with the same material; the upper part of the trimming is tastefully ornamented with bows of pink ribbon...

Carriage Dress, November 1816

"High dress of fine French cambric; the border ornamented with four tucks, and finished by a broad muslin flounce; full double ruff of fine lace, left open at the throat...

Carriage Dress, January 1817

"A velvet pelisse of bright carmine red. Superbly trimmed with ermine; the tops of the sleeves caught up à-la-Mancheron, with rich military silk chain work, the colour of the pelisse. Russian hussar cap of ermine, ornamented with gold military chain...

Carriage Dress, February 1817

"A white poplin round dress, made half-high, with plain long sleeves; the body and bottom of the sleeves are trimmed with puffings of blond, intermixed with white satin and a single flounce of deep blond lace...

Carriage Dress, March 1817

"Round dress of dove-coloured sarsnet, ornamented at the border with four rows of quilling of white satin ribband. A three-quarter pelisse of rich pale blue levantine, buttoned down the front...

Carriage Dress, June 1817

"Round dress of India book muslin, elegantly embroidered and finished by a flounce of the most superb needle-work. Spenser of Armozean silk, the ground white, with narrow stripes of satin, the color of the purple lily of Sharon...

Half-Mourning Carriage Dress, January 1818

"Bombazeen high dress: the body, which is quite plain, fastens behind. There is no collar, but it is trimmed full round the throat with black crape...

Mourning Carriage Dress, December 1818

""Round dress of Bombazine, elegantly finished at rhe border with a broad black velvet, surmounted by a flounce of fine white muslin, headed by a rouleau of of the same...

 

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