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Title
Summer dresses, 1808
Alternative Title
London Dresses for June.
Publication Information
Ella Strong Denison Library
Contributing Institution
Claremont Colleges Library
Collection
Fashion Plate Collection, 19th Century
Rights Information
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Description
Two women pose in summer dresses for London in June. The woman on the left wears a yellow hat and carries a green parasol edged with fringe in her right hand. She is adorned with pearl earrings. Her dress is full length and white with a tight, ruffled collar. The bodice is pleated and ends at an empire waist. The woman wears a white, three-quarter length coat over the dress. The coat is fastened with a large, white button at the center of the bodice. White lace trims part of the bodice and the cuffs of the coat. The collar of the coat has two large lapels which fold to either side exposing the bodice of the dress. She wears gray, pointed shoes with flower or bow detailing. The woman on the right has a white, netted hat with red flowers and green leaves on the front. She is adorned with pearl earrings, a pearl necklace and a pearl bracelet on her upper arm. Her dress is pale pink with with a sheer layer covering her bodice and extending in a diagonal across the front almost to the floor. Her sleeves are short and gathered with a white button on top of her shoulder. She wears elbow length gloves and holds a white fan in her hands. She has white, flat, pointed shoes with flowers on them.
Type
image
Format
image/jp2
Identifier
http://ccdl.libraries.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/fpc/id/65
Language
English
Subject
Clothing and dress
Coats
Collars
Color in clothing
Dresses
Earrings
Fans
Bracelets
Flowers
Gloves
Hats
Headgear
Necklaces
Neckwear
Pearls
Buttons
Shoes
Sleeves
Parasols
Women's clothing
Women's hats
Women's shoes
Ruffle
19th C costume England
Time Period
1800-1809
United Kingdom - Regency, 1795-1837
Place
England
Source
Fashion plate, engraving (print), colored, 4.125 x 7 inches; Scripps College, Ella Strong Denison Library, Macpherson Collection, Costume Plates of Myrtle Tyrrell Kirby, box 2
Relation
Fashion Plate Collection, 19th Century - http://ccdl.libraries.claremont.edu/col/fpc

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