WHAT WE WORE
During the late 1820s, the hats, sleeves and skirts of fashionable women grew wider, with sleeve puffs, flounced skirts and wide-brimmed hats. Hair was centrally parted with a knot on the crown and side curls. Men’s coats also had small puffed sleeves, otherwise fitting tightly. Male hair was kept short, but often curled and brushed forward. Alison Toplis
Trousers were now a common alternative to breeches or tight- fififififitting pantaloons, usually with an instep strap which passed around the shoe. The top hat was a popular fashion for men, elongating the silhouette when combined with the close-fitting form of the coat and legwear. The woman wears a fashionable dress of the period, featuring a narrow waist and a flounced hem. The wide- brimmed hat is embellished with ribbon trimmings in contrast to the practical bonnet worn by the woman in red.