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Hello ladies, I haven’t posted any fashion plates in ages. Time to remedy that, don’t you think? Here are a few that shows us what a fashionable lady would have worn in the first half of 1812: FEBRUARY EVENING COSTUME An amber crape dress Out white sarsnet, trimmed with pearls or white beads, with a
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