WHAT WE WORE

Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine - - BEHIND THE HEADLINES -

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.

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