Several times in Silk is for Seduction, I give attention to the dress of the heroine’s daughter. The descriptions may seem exaggerated. Or maybe readers think that, because she's a dressmaker, my heroine couldn’t help treating her child like a mannequin. But in fact, children’s dress in the ladies’ magazines is often a scaled-down version of adult wear.
FASHIONS FOR MARCH, 1830.
EXPLANATION OF THE PRINTS OF THE FASHIONS.
CHILD'S WALKING DRESS.A Pelisse of Indian-red gros de Tours. The corsage is disposed in folds, the sleeve full at the upper part of the arm, and nearly tight at the lower; it is terminated with an ermine cuff. The skirt is bordered with a broad band of ermine; a second band, something narrower, is placed at some distance above it. A black velvet bonnet, worn over a white lace cornette; the form of the bonnet is somewhat between the French capote and the English cottage bonnet. It is trimmed with an intermixture of black velvet and geranium-coloured satin nœuds; the strings, and a single nœud, which ornaments the inside of the brim, are of the latter material. Morocco leather half boots; slate-coloured gloves; boa tippet of ermine.
— La Belle Assemblée, March 1830