|Velvet walking dress|
According to some fashion magazines, the ginormous sleeves of the 1830s start slimming down late in 1835. And yet not everybody got the message or liked it, because we continue to see big sleeves into 1836, as illustrated here. This dress caught my eye because it seems a fairly sane choice for changeable March weather in London or in Paris and because it must have looked and felt so luxurious.
What puzzles me in this picture is the clock. It looks vaguely familiar. Does anybody know what it is?
The Lady’s Magazine & Museum, March 1836
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