Sea Side Fashions

Promenade Sea Beach Costume, September 1809

"A Grecian frock of fine French cambric or jaconet muslin, with corresponding border at the feet, in shaded purple embroidery; Roman back and front of the same....

Sea Coast Promenade Dress, October 1809

"A bonnet composed of yellow satin and lace, richly embossed with leopard spots in deep orange; the front in the tiara form, bound with green figured ribband...

Sea-Side Walking Dress, September 1810

"A gown of white French cambric, or pale pink muslin, with long sleeves, and antique cuffs of thin white muslin, trimmed with Mechlin edging; made high in the neck, without a collar, and formed in points at the center of the bosom, with three rows of letting-in lace;...

Promenade or Sea-Beach Costume, October 1810

"A Grecian wrap gown, with high Armenian collar, bordered with treble rows of narrow muslin, or with three rows of appliqu├ęd beading. An Egyptian tunic of pink or lilac shot sarsnet, ornamented up the front with silk cord buttons;...

Sea-Side Bathing Dress, August 1814

"High dress of rich Indian or Parisian chintz, made in a form peculiarly novel and elegant; it is trimmed with chintz bordering to correspond, or a rich silk trimming...

Sea-Side Morning Dress and Bathing Preserver, September 1814

"High dress of jaconet muslin, the body closely gaged, and each gaging finished by a very small bobbin. Long sleeve, full at the top and plain at the wrist, which is finished by a narrow lace....

Sea Side Bathing Dress, August 1815

"This very elegant dress is composed of the newly introduced Berlin silk. It is made in the form of a pelisse, and is so contrived that the stays, petticoat, and pelisse are all put on in a few moments....

 

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