Half Mourning Evening Dress, January 1819

…black shawl, not mentioned in the description below, adds an additional note of mourning, As evening dresses are seen in the magazines for both full and half mourning, clearly one…

Half-Mourning Walking Dress, August 1815

…first mourning is now out, but the second mourning [ie half-mourning] which is to continue for some time longer, affords more variety. … Black and white is the costume of…

Half Mourning Walking and Evening Dresses, January 1818

…cloak on the left sounds, in the description, as though it was in the deep black of full mourning, but it can barely been seen. In other times of mourning,…

Evening Mourning Dress, January 1818

…incorporates white (full mourning would be stark black), and as it was 2 months since the popular princess’s death, half-mourning would have been appropriate. Mourning, at least for a public…

Mourning Carriage Dress, December 1818

La Belle Assemblée, December 1818. “Carriage Dress.” This dress represents mourning for Queen Charlotte, who had died on November 17. The Lord Chamberlain announced that full mourning for the Queen…

Morning Dress for Half-Mourning, January 1818

La Belle Assemblée, January 1818. “Fancy Mourning Dishabille.” The title of this print indicates that this dress is mourning wear for daytime, “Dishabille” suggesting a morning dress, ie the category…

Evening Mourning Dress, December 1817

Ackermann’s Repository of Arts, December 1817. “Evening Dress” This mourning dress commemorates the death of Princess Charlotte who had died on November 6, 1817 at age 21, after giving birth…

Mourning Walking Dress, December 1818

Ackermann’s Repository of Arts, December 1818. “Walking Dress” This mourning ensemble honors the death of Queen Charlotte, who had died on November 17. It is full mourning, the black unrelieved…

Evening Mourning Dress, December 1810

Ackermann’s Repository of Arts, December 1810. “Evening Mourning Dress” This mourning dress honors the death of Princess Amelia, youngest child of King George III, who had died on November 2,…

Half-Mourning Carriage Dress, January 1818

…which mark this ensemble as half-mourning. Without the cloak, the dress underneath would certainly have been appropriate for full mourning, especially in the fabrics used (full mourning required fabrics with…

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