1. History - Fashion Accessories
1817 February Pelisse, or Redingote, English. Carriage dress of white poplin with a deep blond flounce. Blue levantine pelisse or walking dress, or Redingote in France, edged with floss silk, blonde lace neck ruff, ermine ruff and a pink shawl. Fashion Plate via John Belle's La Belle Assemblée or, Bell's Court and Fashionable Magazine, London.
1816 July Opera Dress of White Lace, English. White dress with scalloped lace hem and shawl collar with lace edge, and worn under a gorgeous pink draping shawl. Muslin dress over a satin slip, full sleeves caught in at wrists, lace festoons trimmed with bias satin and held by pearl ornaments. Fashion Plate via Rudolph Ackermann's 'The Repository of Arts'.
1820 The Great Longchamps Race Day, France. Left: blue tailcoat, fawn pants with stirrups under his boots. Right: brown tailcoat with very long tails and white pants. Top-hats and coats cut square across waist and with fairly high waist and very high shirt collars. via suzilove.com & Illustrations by François Courboin from Octave Uzanne's Les Modes de Paris.
1834 Dandyism in the Romantic period in a ballroom. Gentleman tight fitting pants with boot straps like English riding costume, short-waisted coat with tails and top-hat. He dresses soberly to represent spirit of the 'spleen' popular during Romantic Era. Woman fur-trimmed blue cloak over white dress, white feather in hair. via suzilove.com & Illustrations by François CourboinFrom Octave Uzanne's 'Les Modes de Parisvia Brown University Library, U.S.A.