Evening Dress, December 1809

Ackermann’s Repository of Arts, December 1809.

“Evening Dress.”

This print shows what are clearly detachable sleeves, as the description says the dress may be worn with either long sleeves or long gloves.

The print is described in the magazine as follows:

“A white satin round robe, with demi-traine. A short sleeve of interjoined lace and gold beading. A military front, composed of gold cord and frogs. A pelerine of white satin, with full collar, and border of swansdown, and a rich cord and tassel of gold. A Grecian coif of white satin, with appliqued border of lace, and band and crescent of pearls. A long sleeve, of French lace; or a long glove of French kid; with bracelets and necklace or pearl. Crimson slippers, with gold imperial trimming. Ivory fan [not shown in the print], with mount of crimson crape, ornamented with a border of gold jessamine.”

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