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A Year in Fashion: 1877

1877 Book of Etiquette

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PART IV: DRESS

 

MISC. EXCERPTS FROM THE BOOK PERTAINING TO DRESS

 A Formal Call: Laying Aside the Bonnet

 Dinner Parties & Balls: Gloves and Napkins

 Salutations: The Bow

 Dinner Parties & Balls: General Rules for Ballrooms

 Wedding Etiquette: Dress at a Wedding

 Etiquette of the Street: Recognizing Acquaintances upon the Street

 Wedding Etiquette: Marriage Settlements

 Misc. Rules: Gentlemen Removing the Hat

 Wedding Etiquette: The Trousseau

 

 

 

 Chapter II: General Rules in Regard to Dress

 Introduction

 Appropriate Dress

 Following the Fashions in Moderation

 Colors in Dress

 Ladiesí Underclothing

 Material for Dress

 Outer Dresses

 Size in Relation to Dress

 Gentlemenís Underwear

 

 

 Chapter III: Morning Dress for House and Street

 Morning Dress for Home

 Business Womanís Dress

 Morning Dress for Visitor

 The Promenade

 Morning Dress for Street

 

 

 Chapter IV: Riding, Driving, and Visiting Dresses

 Carriage Dress

 Dinner Dress

 Riding Dress

 Dress of Hostess

 Visiting and Receiving Calls

 Dress of Guests at Dinner Party

 Dress for Receiving Calls

 

 

 Chapter V: Evening Costumes

 Ordinary Evening Dress

 Dress for Social Party

 Dress for Evening Call

 The Soiree and Ball

 

 Chapter VI: Costumes for Public Places

 Dress for Church

 Croquet and Skating Costumes

 Dress for the Theatre

 Costumes for Country and Sea-side

 Dress for Lecture and Concert

 Bathing Costumes

 Dress for Opera

 

 

 Chapter VII: Costumes for Traveling

 Traveling Costume

 

 Going to Europe

 

 Chapter VIII: Wedding Outfit
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 The Wedding Dress

 Second Marriage of a Widow

 Dress of Bridegroom

 Dress of Guests at Wedding Reception

 Dress of Bridemaids

 The Trousseau

 Traveling Dress of Bride

 

 

 Chapter IX: Mourning
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 Deep Morning

 

 Second Mourning

 

 Lesser Degrees of Mourning

 

 

 Toilette Recipes

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PLEASE NOTE THAT THESE RECIPES ARE BEING PRESENTED AS EDUCATIONAL MATERIAL ONLY. THESE WERE ORIGINAL RECIPES USED IN 1877 AND ARE NOT INTENDED TO BE USED IN PRESENT DAY. SOME OF THE SUGGESTIONS OR INGREDIENTS MAY CONTAIN ITEMS HARMFUL TO THE ENVIRONMENT, HUMANS, TEXTILES, GARMENTS, PLANTS AND / OR ANIMALS. WE, THE COSTUME GALLERY, DO NOT TAKE ANY LEGAL RESPONSIBILITY OR LIABILITY OF DAMAGES OR INJURIES OF ANY KIND, IF YOU USE ANY OF THESE RECIPES.

BEAUTY AIDS:

FABRIC:

 To Remove Freckles

 To Remove Stains & Spots from Silk

 To Remove Wrinkles

 To Take Mildew Out of Linen

 Cold Cream

 To Clean Woolen Cloth

 To Remove Sunburn

 To Clean Patent Leather Boots

 Chapped Lips

 To Remove Grease Spots

 Lip Salve

 Remove Grease Spots from Woolen Cloth

 Rose-water

 To Take Ink-spots from Linen

 To Acquire a Bright and Smooth Skin

 To Remove Fruit Stains

 To Improve the Complexion

 Protection Against Moths

 For Roughness of the Skin

 To Take Stains Out of Silk

 To Soften the Hands

 To Remove Acid Stains from Silks

 For Rough and Chapped Hands

 Remove Stains from White Cotton Goods

To Remove Discoloration of the Skin

 Remove Spots of Pitch or Tar

 Cologne

 Extract Paint from Garments

 To Remove Pimples

 How to Whiten Linen

 

 To Clean Silks and Ribbons

HAIR CARE

 How to Wash Nubia

 To Prevent the Hair from Falling Out

 How to Wash Laces

 Hair Curling Fluid

 To Choose Good Black Silk

 Bandoline for Hairdressing

 Putting Away Furs for the Summer

 How to Darken Faded False Hair

 

 To Keep Hair in Curl

MEDICAL

 To Prevent Hair Turning Gray

 Remedy for Cough or Cold

 To Soften and Beautify the Hair

 Cure for Corns

 Pomade Against Baldness

 Cure for the Croup

  Ox-marrow Pomatum

 To Make Simple Cerate

 

 To Cure Chilblains

SHOES & GLOVES

 Cure for Ingrown Nails on Toes

 To Clean Kid Boots

 Certain Cure for a Felon

 Remedy for Burnt Kid or Leather Shoes

 

 How to Make Shoes and Boots Waterproof

ACCESSORIES & MISC

  To Clean Kid Gloves

 Clean Jewelry

 

 Cleaning Silver

TEETH:

 To Remove a Tight Ring

 Toothache Preventive

 To Loosen Stoppers of Toilet Bottles

 Remedy for Black Teeth

 

 To Clean the Teeth and Gums

 

Website Bibliographical Information:

Duffy, Mrs. E.B., "The Ladiesí and Gentlemenís Etiquette: A Complete Manual of the Manners and Dress of American Society," Philadelphia, PA: Henry T. Coates & Co., 1877.

Looking for more places to research???

 A Year in Fashion: 1877: Index

 Library: 1870s Fashion History (second shelf)

Costume Slideshows (lots of bustle era photos of fashions)

 Costume Classroom

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