Court Dress, February 1797

Gallery of Fashion, February 1797. “Court Dress” This magnificent court dress would have been worn at the January Drawing Room in honor of the Queen’s Birthday. (Though her actual birthday…

Court Dress, January 1807

Le Beau Monde, January 1807. “Court Dresses for Her Majesty’s Birthday” This print is very special as it is one of the only prints I’ve ever seen that shows both…

Court Dress, July 1797

Gallery of Fashion, July 1797. “Court Dress” Though the print is faded and stained, we can still appreciate the magnificence of this court dress. It would have been worn at…

Court Dress, July 1810

La Belle Assemblée, July 1810. “Court Dress as worn by a Lady of Distinction on His Majesty’s Birth-Day 1810” Most of the court dresses shown in magazine prints represent those…

Half Dress, Overview

…etc. Figure 2 – “Evening Half Dress” – September 1814 HALF DRESS fell somewhere in between. Half Dress follows the less formal morning dress and afternoon walking dress into the…

Full Dress January 1817

Ackermann’s Repository of Arts, January 1817. “Full Dress.” This dress is labeled as Full Dress, meaning a very formal evening dress. But it almost looks like a French court dress,…

Julia Quinn Presents Bridgerton Couture

…hair seems just perfect for Daphne! Here is a description of the dress from La Belle Assemblée, January 1813 (“Evening Dress”): “Evening Dress. Plain white satin, with a demi train…

Full Dress, Overview

…prints labeled “Evening Dress” or “Ball Dress” would fall under the umbrella of Full Dress. There were also many prints with the specific label “Full Dress.” Figure 2 – February…

Evening Dress, December 1815

…often seen with court dress, ie the most elaborate and expensive dress an aristocratic woman will ever wear. This would have to be a very special evening dress to be…

Full Dresses, October 1807

Le Beau Monde, October 1807. “Drawing Room Full Dresses.” Despite the print title, these elegant evening dresses were not meant to be worn at a formal court Drawing Room, eg…

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