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Silk Pelisse, Museum of London, c. 1823

Silk Pelisse, Museum of London, c. 1823 “ A pelisse or pelisse-coat, a kind of women’s outer garment which could be made in everything from the lightest silk to heavy fur.

i love historical clothing: silk damast pelisse 1815

Silk damask pelisse made from gold silk damask, woven with a pattern of small dots.

Evening dress, 1828-29    From the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Not exactly "mid-century", but close enough to the look, which I have been including on this board. Circa evening dress via The Costume Institute of The Metropolitan Museum of Art

1820 British Ball Gown. (Image via Victoria and Albert Museum)

Ball gown Place of origin: Great Britain, United Kingdom (made) Date: ca. 1820 (made) Artist/Maker: Unknown (production) Materials and Techniques: Silk satin and silk net embroidered with metal and trimmed with silk blonde bobbin lace, hand sewn

Dress  Josephine Egan   Date: 1880 Culture: American Medium: silk, metal thread

Dress Josephine Egan Date: 1880 Culture: American Medium: silk, metal thread Dimensions: Length (a): 32 in. cm) Length (b): 26 in.

Evening dress, ca. 1810s Fashion Museum, Bath

Long duck egg blue dress with cream detail Material(s): silk Technique(s): woven (taffeta), woven (net) and woven (satin) Creation date: Bath Museum of Costume in Bath, UK

1815 - Ackermann's Repository Series1 Vol 14 - July Issue

EKDuncan - My Fanciful Muse: Regency Era Fashions - 1815 - Ackermann's Repository Vol 14 - July Issue

Dress and Spencer  1823

Dress and spencer jacket Place of origin: England, Great Britain (made) Date: ca. 1823 (made) 1823 Artist/Maker: Unknown (production) Materials and Techniques: Figured silk, trimmed with silk, lined with silk, hand-sewndress (Dress and spencer jacket)

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In many variations, Elizabeth Darcy is often presented to the King. and the appropriate court dress is always those full fancy, frivolous dresses and headdress, and usually a train.