Morning Dress, May 1813

Ackermann’s Repository of Arts, May 1813.

“Morning Dress”

This is clearly an indoor morning dress. Like most morning dresses, it is white, with a loose, comfortable fit, and complemented with a beautiful lace cap. However, as she is wearing gloves and half-boots, and gazing down at her little dog who appears anxious to go for a walk, her ensemble could easily be transformed into an outdoor morning dress with the addition of a bonnet and some sort of outer garment, such as a pelisse or mantle.

The print is described in the magazine as follows:

“A round robe, of fine cambric or jaconet muslin; long full sleeve and falling collar, trimmed with tufted fringe, and appliqued with a narrow border of lace or needlework at the feet. A small Pelerine, or Russian tippet, of white or coloured satin, with confined military cape, trimmed with tufted fringe to correspond. The Brunswick mob cap, composed of net and Brussels lace. Half-boot of pale tan-coloured kid; gloves en suite.”

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