The Lady's Book Volume 1

The Lady's Book Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1830 edition. Excerpt: ...to the belt. The skirt of this dress is made extremely wide, and is set on the body with five plaits only, one in front, one on each side, and two behind: these plaits are, of course, very large. The bottom of the skirt is finished with a thick cord sewed into the hem. The sleeves are very wide till they reach the elbow, and fit tightly to the lower part of the arm. The ruffle round the neck and hands is of plain bobhinet quilling. Bonnet of Dunstable straw trimmed with a band, and strings of broad pink satin ribbon. Large scarlet shawl of embroidered Canton crape. From La Belle Assemblee. LONDON FASHIONS, FOR AUGUST. Evening Dress.--A gown composed of gros de Indes, the colour a new and beautiful shade between lilac and lavender. Corsage uni, nearly concealed by a canezou en cceur composed of white blond net, disposed a mUleplis, and trimmed with a triple frill of the richest English blond lace, so arranged as to form a point in the centre at the bottom of the waist before and behind; it is set on narrow, and with little fulness at the bottom of the waist, but broader, and with more fulness towards the shoulder. The canezou is cut round the upper part, so as to come nearly, but not quite, to the throat, and the fulness is gathered into a row of blond letting-inlace. Sleeve a la Marie de Medicis, with blond lace manchettes. Head-dress, a crape hat, trimmed on the inside of the brim with gauze ribbon; the crown is ornamented with nceuds of ribbon, disposed en papillon, with a bouquet of white roses placed in the centre. The fan is composed of white feathers; the sticks form a small mirror. Carriage Dress.--A dress composed of black, gros de Naples; the corsage cut rather high, is ornamented before and behind with a drapery of the same material let...show more

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  • Paperback | 302 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 16mm | 544g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236490304
  • 9781236490308