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I was recently browsing an old edition of the Repository of Arts, Literature, Fashions &c, as you do, when I came across this beautiful court dress, accessorized with a multitude of ostrich feathers to hide the hair. I fell in love with it straight away, and just knew I had to share it. Here’s how
Hello ladies and gentlemen, today I present you with a couple of fashionable outfits the well-dressed English lady would have worn in 1821. I particularly love the court dress, it is so beautiful, don’t you think? WALKING DRESS A Cambric muslin round dress; the bottom of the skirt is trimmed with a flounce of scolloped
I only have a couple of fashion plates for you today, but I think they are very interesting. The first depicts a riding dress, while the second, which is unfortunately in black and white, is a representation of a sumptuous, but probably very uncomfortable, court dress worn by the Princess Of Wales: PARISIAN COSTUME Represents