1825 ca. Pelisse, British.
Pale gold silk and linen.
Regency women’s fashion at their best!
A Pelisse or Walking Dress in England, or Redingote in France, was a very fitted and
tailored garment made to cover the insubstantial fabrics e.g. muslin, and floaty designs of Empire styled gowns which were not warm when out walking or riding in a carriage.
The puffed sleeves and the use of military styling, including braid trims and brass buttons, are indicative of the times when Britain was often at war with other countries, especially France, and soldiers in uniform were seen as romantic figures.
Credit:Purchase, Irene Lewisohn Bequest, 1986.