Early Victorian Era Ladies' Outerwear - April 1852 Le Moniteur de la Mode
Description of the Plate Mantelets, etc.
No 1, Morning. The name sufficiently indicates the use of the mantelet. It is made of taffeta with revers and scolloped flounces edged with fringe.
No 2, Olivia. Mante with imitated hood. The hood-collar and the bottom of the mante are trimmed with a silk guipure and fringe. A bow is placed at bottom behind the collar, and a velvet border runs all round the edges.
No 3, Cyprian. Tight pardessus with waist-coat, having lappets and pockets. What forms the pardessus is trimmed with embroidered and festooned bands. The waistcoat is ornamented with narrow velvets or broad braid.
No 4, Louis XV. Pardessus with lapels and hanging sleeves; the trimming is composed of taffeta ruches very little more than half an inch wide; a deep lace completes this trimming.
No 5, Medicis. Monte foling like a shawl over a plain waistcoat, joined with the mante. The ornament is a galloon sewed on flat and interlacing. The bottom is trimmed with a fringe.
No 6. Waistcoat embroidered au passe with mixture of jet.