A Pelisse or Walking Dress in England, or a Redingote in France. Regency women’s fashions at their best!Continue reading →
1836-1840 ca, Printed Cotton Day dress, English.This 1830’s English day dress is cotton printed in a soft pink, red, white and green floral motif against a soft light brown ground. Soft colors and floral patterns can be seen in many 1830’s day dresses.Continue reading →
1825 ca. Pelisse, British. Pale gold silk and linen.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.Continue reading →
1820 Ball Gown of Embroidered Net, British. Silk satin and silk net embroidered with metal and trimmed with silk blonde bobbin lace, hand sewn.
The dress has a low oval neckline, puffed short sleeves, a wedge shaped front bodice panel, and a medium high waist. The skirt has a central front panel, wedge shaped panels and the centre back panels are tightly gathered at the waist. The lining is padded at the hem with a frill of blonde stitched to cover. It fastens with a tape at the neck and hooks at the centre back.Continue reading →
1833 ca. Blue Silk Cutaway Coat, British. Double-breasted coat with contrasting velvet lapels. Part of typical gentleman’s ensemble of tailcoat, waistcoat, and trousers.Continue reading →
1810 Red Net Evening Dress, British. Machine made silk net, embroidered with chenille thread, with silk ribbon, hand-sewn. Dress of red silk machine-made net, with high waist, low neck and short, slightly gathered sleeves.Continue reading →