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December walking dress, 1815 England, Ackermann’s Repository

December walking dress, 1815 England, Ackermann’s Repository

June evening dress, 1813 England, Ackermann’s Repository

June evening dress, 1813 England, Ackermann’s Repository

August evening dress, 1813 England, Ackermann’s Repository

August evening dress, 1813 England, Ackermann’s Repository

May morning dress, 1812 England, Ackermann’s Repository
I wonder if this could possibly be a nightgown?

May morning dress, 1812 England, Ackermann’s Repository

I wonder if this could possibly be a nightgown?

Evening full dress for March, 1812 England, Ackermann’s Repository

Evening full dress for March, 1812 England, Ackermann’s Repository

February ballgown, 1812 England, Ackermann’s Repository

February ballgown, 1812 England, Ackermann’s Repository

March indoor morning dress, 1812 England, Ackermann’s Repository

March indoor morning dress, 1812 England, Ackermann’s Repository

December mourning dress, 1811 England, Ackermann’s Repository

December mourning dress, 1811 England, Ackermann’s Repository

August evening dress, 1811 England, Ackermann’s Repository

August evening dress, 1811 England, Ackermann’s Repository

July opera dress (and a suit for boys), 1811 England, Ackermann’s Repository

July opera dress (and a suit for boys), 1811 England, Ackermann’s Repository

Morning - long sleeves, cheaper fabric, darker, high collar. Visiting - suitlike, "tailormades". Afternoon - nicer, lighter than morning. Reception and dinner - elbow sleeves, open neckline. Evening/ball - short/no sleeves, much fancier/more expensive. These work well as general rules for identification, but you can find fashion plates that contradict them (and that split evening and ball), because sadly fashion isn't science. :( mimic-of-modes

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