Early Victorian Era Fashion Plate - April 1839 Ladies' Pocket Magazine
London Fashion and Novelties
London Morning Dress - French grey pou de soie robe, the corsage made excessively long, and very deeply pointed before, is high, and ornamented with nervures placed across in rather a bias direction; a lace ruche encircles the top of the corsage; the sleeve is tight at the upper part, and ornamented with rouleaus placed in the drapery style; it is full from thence to the cuff, which is of a novel form. Hat of pale rose coloured gros de Indes, an oval brim, the interior trimmed over the forehead with a bandeau of scolloped blond lace, terminated at the sides by gerbes of flowers: rose coloured striped ribbons, and white ostrich feathers adorn the crown.
London Ball Dress - Tulle robe ever white pou de soie; the border is trimmed with three bouillons, between each of which is a row of figured maize coloured ribbon; a low corsage, the front disposed en gerbe, and ornamented with ribbons and a fancy jewellery brooch. Short sleeve disposed in three bouillons. The hair is parted on the forehead, arranged in full clusters of ringlets at the sides, and a low bow behind. It is ornamented with a velvet rouleau, entwined with gold cord, white ostrich feathers, and a gerbe of gold berries with green velvet foliage.