Regency Fashion - July 1816

     From Ackermann's July 1816


THIS dress is composed of white lace, and is worn over a rich soft white satin slip. 

The skirt is trimmed, in a style of peculiar elegance, with lace festooned at regular distances; the festoons are edged by a plain band of byas satin, and finished by pearl ornaments of a very novel and pretty shape. 

The body, composed also of lace, is cut byas, and is richly ornamented round the bosom with pointed lace. 

Plain long sleeve, very full, except towards the wrist, which is nearly tight to the arm, and elegantly finished with lace. 

The hair, which is ornamented only with a wreath of French roses, is parted in front, and simply dressed in loose curls, which fall very low on each side. The hind hair forms a tuft at the back of the head. 

Necklace, ear-rings, and bracelets of pearl. 

White satin slippers, and white kid gloves. 

A blush-coloured French silk scarf is thrown carelessly over the shoulders.

We are indebted for this very elegant and tasteful dress to a lady of rank, by whom it has just been introduced.

I wonder who the young lady of rank might have been?

Until Next Time - Happy Rambles