The plates shows the sorts of ensembles that the hero of Lord of Scoundrels found so amusing. The sleeves of the walking dress are starting to swell but they're quite modest compared to those of the 1830s. The hat description, you will note, takes up as much space as that of the dress. The “ariophane” of the evening dress is a thin crepe fabric. I am baffled by the “white satin shoes and sandals” (italics mine).
From Ackermann’s Repository 1828. Images courtesy Philadelphia Art Museum via Internet Archive.
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