By today’s standards we would probably see the skirt as both big and cumbersome, but compared to the crinolines that were to come this was a breeze, close to easy to wear. Another thing that connects the dress with the times that were was the colour. By now the dresses could be very dark in colour, but this dress is white – and made of lace which makes it light.
All in all an excellent example of the transitional time that was the 1820’s when it comes to female fashion.
This dress is from the English fashion magazine ‘La Belle Assemble’, published in June, 1826