here and here) during the early 19th century. Interestingly, in December, the fashionable lady is wearing white cambric or muslin, warmed (not very much, I’d guess) by her silk-lined velvet coat. For evening it’s satin, and a pelerine trimmed in swansdown. And red shoes! This time you might find the General Observations also well worth your perusal.
“It is the fate of innovators to be misunderstood and misrepresented.” Do you agree? And what about anybody wearing any color?
starting here, at the Internet Archive.
1610 "Newes from Virginia" by Richard Rich
2 years ago