These fashions for May 1810 offer some food for thought. You may notice that while the look is tubular, as we expect in this period, the waistline is more or less in its natural position. According to English Women's Clothing in the Nineteenth Century, the waist was lengthened in this year. Not being a seamstress, though, I wonder whether we're seeing an artistic illusion. In any case, the style reminds me most forcefully of fashions of the early 20th century, especially the 1920s (whose designers apparently borrowed heavily from the Prince Regent's era). Also interesting is the wild mix of cultural references: the Arabian, Egyptian, Armenian, Greek mix is accessorized with York tan gloves.
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—Ackermann's Repository, May 1810.
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