Slight Mourning Dress, September 1809

…This dress represent what was known as slight mourning, or sometimes as second mourning. Fabrics for both deep and slight mourning were meant to have no shine or sheen, but…

Georgian Mourning Brooches

…incorporated additional sentiments — seed pearls signified tears, black enamel for mourning married persons, white enamel for mourning children and unmarried adults. Figure 4, c1790. Familiar allegories and symbols of…

Slight Mourning Walking Dress, December 1817

…full and half morning, variously called ordinary mourning, second mourning, or slight mourning. The latter term is most often used in the ladies’ magazines. Slight mourning still required matte black…

Half-Mourning Hats, October 1805

…black, these are clearly for half-mourning. The king’s brother, the Duke of Gloucester, had died on August 25, and full court mourning was proclaimed on September 1. Full, deep mourning

Half-Mourning Evening and Walking Dresses, October 1805

…25, and full court mourning was proclaimed on September 1. Full, deep mourning would have been declared for 4-6 weeks for a member of the royal family. By mid-October, half-mourning

Mourning Dress, December 1811

Ackermann’s Repository of Arts,December 1811. “Mourning Dress” When fashion plates show mourning attire, it is generally because of a public mourning for the death of a member of the royal…

Mourning Walking Dress, December 1817

…and the official dates for mourning. They also showed dresses for mourning. In Ackermann’s Repository of Arts, both fashion prints for this month showed mourning attire. Even more indicative of…

Half-Mourning Walking or Carriage Dress, December 1810

…periods explain the abundance of mourning prints at this time. First stages of public mourning would have required all black, but by December, a month after the Princess’s death, gray…

Evening Mourning Dress, December 1818

…it so. This dress represents mourning for Queen Charlotte, who had died on November 17. The Lord Chamberlain announced that full mourning for the Queen should commence on November 22….

Full and Half Mourning Opera Dresses, December 1796

Gallery of Fashion, December 1796. “Half Mourning Dress. Mourning Dress.” Besides being mourning attire, it is difficult to categorize these dresses as evening full dress, or perhaps evening half-dress. However,…

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