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A Year in Fashion: 1804
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EVENING DRESS
July 1838

Evening dress of Brussels lace robe over white satin, the skirt is trimmed with a superb lace flounce, the heading of which is formed by a bouillon, through which a white satin ribbon is run; the corsage (bodice) tight to shape, rounded at the top, and pointed at the bottom, is arranged en coeur by a fall of lace. The sleeve, disposed in three bouillons, is terminated by a lace manchette. The hair, arranged in full clusters of ringlets at the sides, and a low knot behind, is decorated with fancy jewelry and flowers.

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The Ladies Cabinet of Fashion, Music, & Romance. England: London, Vol. XIV, July, 1838.

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