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A woman wears a ball dress of 1811. Her dress is white and ankle length, with short-sleeves and pink trim and pink accents. The bodice has a very low, square neck with a narrow standing lace collar. The top and bottom edges of the bodice are trimmed with bands of narrow pink ribbon. A small bunch of pink flowers and green leaves is attached to the left corner of the neck. Her skirt is long and white with a white transparent overskirt. Pink ribbon and a long strand of pearls are twisted into a rope and trim the hem of the undergown. The overskirt has a scalloped hem edged with pink ribbon and at each point of the scalloping, small yellow flowers with green leaves are attached or embroidered. She wears white gloves, a white pearl necklace, white pearl drop earrings, and white shoes with tiny pink bows on the front. Pink ribbon and a long strand of pearls are twisted into a rope that matches the hem and is wrapped once around her head and around her bun, as a type of turban.
Clothing and dress Women's clothing Dresses Color in clothing Bodices Earrings Flowers Gloves Headgear Hosiery Lace and lace making Necklaces Pearls Collars Ribbons Sleeves Rope Women's shoes Netting Turbans 19th C costume England
1810-1819 United Kingdom - Regency, 1795-1837
Fashion plate, engraving (print), colored, 5.25 x 8.5 inches; Scripps College, Ella Strong Denison Library, Macpherson Collection, Costume Plates of Myrtle Tyrrell Kirby, box 2