The Royal Lady's Magazine

June 1831

Plate 2, Fig. 1.

Walking Dress.

A Pelisse of amethyst-coloured soie d'Inde. The corsage is made plain, and over which is disposed a pelerine of a very new and striking pattern: it is composed of two pieces, one of which forms a stomacher, and the other which is joined to it by a cording of three small bands, plaited together, falls over the sleeve like a deep epaulette, and is continued as far as the ceinture, where it forms an acute point with the stomacher. The sleeve is very large at the top, and quite close to the arm from the elbow downwards. The fulness is cut away from the middle of the lower sleeve, leaving straps, which cross each other from the elbow to the wrist. A garniture of corded feuilles, progressively becoming smaller as they ascend, completes the skirt, which is worn closed down the front.

Plate 2, Fig. 2.

Evening dress of saffron-coloured gaze de Paris, over a slip of soft white satin, made very full, and corded at the bottom, to extend the dress at the lower part. Corsage a l'Italienne, over a white satin under bodice, which is disposed in longitudinal folds, and terminated at the top by a very narrow double cording of satin. The sleeve is made long and wide, and drawn to the proper size by three bands of rich satin ribbon, which pass through the folds of the sleeve, and terminate in tulips on the upper part. The skirt has an elegant flounce at the bottom, formed of separate pieces, each of which is cut into two sharp points, at the part next the feet, and the whole surmounted by crescents, twisted over a band of rich cording.

Plate 2, Fig. 3.

Carriage dress of wood brown gros de Naples, the body is made of uni, over which is a canezou of net, richly trimmed with British lace, and ornamented with blue satin ribbon. The sleeve is made to set very close to the arm at the lower part, which is extended into a strap reaching nearly to the top of the upper full part. The top of this sleeve is supported by an under one of stiffened net, to give the sleeve of the dress a very full appearance. The skirt has a rich and elaborate garniture of trefoil leave, so disposed as to form clochettes, which are held together by double bands of corded straps.

Plate 2, Fig. 4.

Morning dress of lilac and pale rose shot mousseline de laine, bound with lilac satin. The body is plain, and made to fit the shape very closely. A deep epaulette falls over the shoulder, the ends of which meet across the bust, and are united by bands, proceeding from the front to back. The sleeve is made a l'Espagnole at the upper part, terminating in a fall at the elbow; while the lower part is tight as possible to the arm, and ends in an antique pointed manchette.

Plate 2, Fig. 5.

Carriage dress of ver de mer reps, of a very rich fabric, over a stomacher a la Bergere, plaited en eventail, and ending in a noeud on the shoulder. Sleeve a 'imbecille, finished at the wrist with an elegant manchette, which is richly ornamented with small gold buttons. The skirt of this dress has a rich trimming at the top of the hem (which is rather narrower than they have been lately), it is formed of pointed pieces, en eventail, and headed by a succession of pieces, cut so as to form coquilles over the ends of the fans, and also forming right angles with each other, so as to constitute a line round the skirt. A collerette of beautiful English embroidery of a superb pattern, finishes this becoming dress.

English Fashions

Plate 1, Fig. 1.

Evening Dress

An elegant dress of white aerophane crape and satin, over a rich white satin slip. The sleeve is short and very full, with a fulling of crape at the bottom, cut in deep hollow scallops, bound with satin, and edged with a narrow frill of crape and satin. The skirt is made rather longer than they were worn last month, with a deep flouncing of crape, the scalloped edge of which is bound with satin; and the top of the flounce is headed with pines of crape, trimmed round the part which lies upon the flounce, with a scalloped frill of crape and satin, in the same manner as the sleeve. The tablier is composed of mallow-coloured soie moiree, quilled round with a double fold of the same. The stomacher is made full, and with deep epaulettes, which fall over the sleeve of the dress, and are finished at the points of the shoulders, with three leaves of white crape and satin, like the dress.

The chasteness and graceful simplicity of this dress, render it peculiarly suited for an evening dress for a young lady.

Plate 1, Fig 2.

Ball dress of rich iris blue satin. The corsage is made en coeur, full in front and back, and finished at the top of the bust by a narrow corded band fastened in front by a deep agraffe of topaz and gold. A deeply vandyked fall of satin, over a superb British blonde, crosses the shoulder, and reaches the waist either way. The points of the satin fall lessening as they approach the waist. A novel and beautiful sleeve, completes the body of this imposing dress. It is made moderately full, and ornamented with tasteful draperies, interspersed with double feuilles, cut in points at the ends. The skirt very full, and finished at the bottom with a deep hem, cut in languettes, and edged with blonde to correspond with the fall on the shoulders of the dress.

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