Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Early Victorian Era Fashion Plate - June 1838 The World of Fashion
Newest London and Parisian Fashions for June, 1838
A Peeress in her Robes
Fig 1 - The dress is composed of white satin, superbly embroidered in gold round the border; the embroidery rises in the tablier style in front, and is terminated at the bottom by a superb gold fringe. The robe is of crimson velvet, trimmed with ermine; the corsage part superbly adorned with gold ornaments, and fastened round the waist with a superb gold cord and tassels; the back, trimmed with an ermine collar, is loose from the shoulders. The mancheron, scolloped in three places, is bordered with ermine. The hair, dressed in full curls at the sides, and three bows brought very forward on the summit of the head, is decorated with gold beads, a gold feronniere, and a white rose. Necklace of coloured gems. Cap of crimson velvet, trimmed with gold and ermine.
Fig 2 - presents a back view of the robe we have just described. The under dress is also composed of white satin, but with an embroidery in gold of a different pattern. The hair, dressed in ringlets at the sides, and a soft knot on the summit of the head, is decorated with a superb feronniere, gold beads, and a coronet enriched with coloured gems.