WHAT WE WORE
The narrow silhouette of the neoclassical look dominated for women, although after the peace with France, Romantic influences were also felt with additions such as ruffs and pleated frills. The waistline was at its highest point, The maid wears a plainer and more modest version of fashionable dress, with a wide kerchief and chemisette fifififififififififififilling in the neckline and a frilled indoor cap over her hair. directly under the bust and hair was curled into ringlets from a central parting and gathered behind. The dress tail coat with breeches or pantaloons was worn by men, with high cravats, side whiskers and tousled hair. Shawls had been a fashionable accessory since the beginning of the 19th century. Indian shawls were the most expensive, although copies were produced in France, Norwich and Paisley – the Scottish town that was becoming synonymous with the design.