Morning Walking Dresses, September 1808

Fashions of London and Paris, September 1808.

“Morning Dresses.”

The fine pleating of the tippet on the left, as well as the sleeve tops, must have been lovely in person.

The hair ornament on the left looks more appropriate for evening wear, but is quite striking, and rather large.

The print is described in the magazine as follows:

“Fig. 1.–A dress of plain muslin, or cambric, made high over the bosom; long sleeves, with a full top plaited into a band; a tippet formed of frills of thin muslin, finely plaited, and fastened with a brooch. Large bonnet of straw, with an open edge, trimmed with green ribband.

“Fig. 2.–A short dress of plain muslin, made high to the throat; the collar and front trimmed with double frills of fine muslin; long sleeves with a full top. The hair dressed with a gold ornament.”

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