Mourning Attire

Mourning Promenade Dresses September 1805

"A short dress of black sarsnet trimmed with crape. A shawl cloak of black crape. Black chip bonnet. A long dress of black Italian gauze over black sarsnet. A scarf of black crape. Black chip...

Mourning Hats, September 1805

"No. 1--A hat of black crape, the crown made full, and the front turned up, ornamented with black feathers. No. 2--A black chip hat, turned up in front. No. 3--A hat of black silk, trimmed with crape, and ornamented with flowers....

Half-Mourning Evening and Walking Dresses, October 1805

"A dress of black crape over white sarsnet, the dress made very long, and trimmed and ornamented with black velvet and bugles; a tucker of the same, drawn over the bosom...

Mourning Dress, September 1809

"Our plate will be found to represent a lady and her infant in slight mourning habits: the former composed of black gossamer net, or imperial gauze, worn over a white satin slip. A demi-traine. A round frock front, and short French sleeves, each edged with a rich Vandyke lace....

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,...

Evening Mourning Dress, December 1810

"A convent robe of black gossamer gauze, with demi-train and short sleeves, ornamented round the bottom, up the front, and on the bosom and sleeves, with a checkered trimming of black bugles, or steel...

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...

Mourning Dress, December 1811

"A robe of fine iron-grey cloth or velvet, with long sleeves and demi high front, trimmed down the center of the figure, at a measured distance, with chenille fur, and clasped in the center, from the bosom to the feet, with lozenge clasps of jet;...

Walking Dress, December 1817

"A high dress composed of bombazine; the bottom of the skirt is ornamented with black crape, disposed in a very novel style. The body, which is made tight to the shape, wraps across to the right side; it is adorned in a very novel style of piping of black crape disposed like braiding, and finished by rosettes of crape...

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...

Evening Mourning Dress, January 1818

"A black crape frock over a black sarsnet slip: the body is composed of white crape tastefully ornamented with deep vandykes of black velvet, each vandyke finished at the point by a little light ornament of black chenille...

Mourning Walking Dress, December 1818

"A round dress of black bombasine; the body is made tight to the shape and up to the throat, but without a collar; long sleeves, with white crape weepers: the skirt is finished at the bottom with a broad black crape flounce, disposed in large...

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...

Evening Dress, December 1818

"A black crape dress over a black sarsnet slip: the body is cut very low and square round the bust, and is tight to the shape; it is trimmed round the bosom and the back with a rouleau of crape intermixed with jet beads; this trimming does not go round the shoulders....

Half Mourning Walking Dress, January 1819

"A round dress of figured silk, the ground grey, with a small black leaf: the body is made partially high round the shoulders and back, but sloped low in front of the bust; it is trimmed with a puffing of grey crape...

Half Mourning Evening Dress, January 1819

"A white crape round dress over a white sarsnet slip; it is cur very low all round the bust, and the waist is as short as possible: a full sleeve, which is likewise very short...

Evening Mourning Dress, February 1819

"Gallician frock of black Italian gauze over a white slip: short sleeves. Head-dress composed of pearl cordons and rich plumes of white ostrich feathers...

 

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