Friday, November 23, 2012
Early Victorian Era Fashion Plate - June 1838 The World of Fashion
Newest London and Parisian Fashions for June, 1838
Fig 1 - Robe of pink gros de Naples chine; it is made in the pelisse form; a shawl corsage, trimmed en coeur, with a volan of the same material. Large sleeve, somewhat of the gigot form, surmounted by a winged mancheron. A double volans trims one side of the skirt. Embroidered muslin collar, bordered with lace. Hat of white moire, the interior of the brim is trimmed next the face with a bouillon of tulle, in which roses are inserted.
Fig 2 - Robe of maize-coloured gros de Naples; the back of the corsage is flat, the fronts draped from each shoulder. The sleeve a la Duchesse d'Orleans; the flounces are edged with white fancy silk trimming. The front of the skirt is trimmed with a flounce, which is edged to correspond. Worked muslin collet fichu, edged with lace. Small round cap of tulle, trimmed with blond lace, narrow at the sides, but very full round the corners and back; a few flowers lightlyplaced and white ribbon complete the trimming.
Public Promenade Dress
Fig 3 - Printed muslin robe, the corsage made half high, is trimmed with a pelerine lappel, which is bordered with a double flounce. Victoria sleeve. A very deep flounce borders the skirt. Breast-knot and ceinture of straw-coloured ribbon. Hat of straw-coloured gros de Naples; a round brim; the interior trimmed en demi guirlande, with roses; figured ribbons and a boquet of white ostrich feathers adorns the crown.