Fashion Plate, December 1799

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Subject

Illustration

Title

Fashion Plate, December 1799

Date

December 1799

Format

original size 7 inches x 5 inches (17.78 cm x 12.7 cm) current size 6 5/8 inches x 4 1/4 inches (15.87 cm x 10.5 cm)

Description

Morning Dress for December 1799

This fashion plate, dated December 1799, shows morning dress. The figures wear floor-length gowns with short puffy sleeves. The woman on the right wears long blue gloves that match the bow on her headdress and the facing on her vest-like jacket. The woman on the left faces away from the viewer to display the back of the vest and the structure of the cloth bonnet. Skilled dressmakers and milliners would be able to duplicate the look for their clients.

The original description of these fashions is found on page 476 of the Lady’s Monthly Museum, December 1799, vol. 3. The page is labeled “Cabinet of Fashion, with Elegant Coloured Engravings.”

Morning Dress.

First Figure. Demi corset of black or coloured velvet, lined and trimmed with blue silk. Bonnet, à la Repentir, of black velvet trimmed with blue, and deep lace veil. White muslin or chintz dress. Slate-coloured gloves, bear muff, and purple shoes.

Second Figure. Front view of the first figure.

References

A number of the Lady's Monthly Museum periodicals have been digitised by The New York Public Library and are available through The HathiTrust, a partnership of academic and research institutions offering access to millions of documents from collections around the world.

Source

Donor: URI Purchase

Identifier

URI 1955.99.15

Contributor

Nicolette Pizzichillo

Creator

The Lady’s Monthly Museum or Polite Repository of Amusement and Instruction: Being an assemblage of whatever can tend to please the Fancy, interest the Mind, or exalt the Character of The British Fair.

By A Society of Ladies. Vol. 3
London
Published by Verner & Hood, Dec. 1, 1799

Publisher

The Lady’s Monthly Museum or Polite Repository of Amusement and Instruction: Being an assemblage of whatever can tend to please the Fancy, interest the Mind, or exalt the Character of The British Fair.

By A Society of Ladies. Vol. 3
London
Published by Verner & Hood, Dec. 1, 1799

Relation

See Fashion Plates for June 1799, October 1799, July 1799

Collection

Citation

The Lady’s Monthly Museum or Polite Repository of Amusement and Instruction: Being an assemblage of whatever can tend to please the Fancy, interest the Mind, or exalt the Character of The British Fair.By A Society of Ladies. Vol. 3 LondonPublished by Verner & Hood, Dec. 1, 1799, “Fashion Plate, December 1799,” Historic Textile and Costume Collection, accessed August 8, 2022, https://uritextilecollection.omeka.net/items/show/402.

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