Alert readers will have noticed the comments running through
regarding fashions. I thought I would post some illustrations, to give you a better sense of what my characters were talking about.
You'll find the description for the Carriage Dress and Bonnet(at left) over at
. Here's more from FASHIONS FOR NOVEMBER, 1831 from
DINNER DRESS. A DRESS of rose-coloured
, over a
gros de Naples
slip of a similar colour. The
is cut low ; it sits close to the shape behind; the front is arranged in folds which cross so high in the centre of the bosom, that very little of the blond lace
is seen. The sleeves are between the
form, but incline more to the latter shape. The
is made with a round collar, which falls low over the back and shoulders, and is trimmed with a double fall of blond lace. The hair is parted on the forehead, and arranged in a platted braid
on the summit of the head. The ends of the braid, disposed in corkscrew ringlets, fall over the comb placed behind the
composed of gold chain, with a ruby
, is brought rather low upon the forehead. The jewellery worn with this dress should be of gold and rubies. Swansdown boa tippet.