Fashion Plate, Evening Dresses, 1803

Evening Feb 1803.jpg

Subject

Illustration

Title

Fashion Plate, Evening Dresses, 1803

Date

February 1803

Description

This fashion plate from The Lady’s Museum illustrates two evening dresses for February 1803. While the two ensembles are different, both begin with a short sleeved white dress with an empire waist. The figure on the lefts wears a Regency open robe in yellow. Atop her head is a pink feather-trimmed hat. Her gloves cover her arms up to the elbow. The woman on the right wears an asymmetrical green wrap over her dress that resembles an ancient Greek chlamydon or a Roman palla, for this period was fascinated with classical Greece and Rome.

Source

URI Purchase

Identifier

URI 1957.99.08

Contributor

Skyler Rabidoux

Publisher

The Lady's Museum

Collection

Citation

“Fashion Plate, Evening Dresses, 1803,” Historic Textile and Costume Collection, accessed August 8, 2022, https://uritextilecollection.omeka.net/items/show/492.

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