The young amazon resting from the fatigues of the hunt. She is coiffed in a Hat surmounted by Plumes and Panaches; she is dressed in a Caraco with revers, with Sleeves à l'Anglaise.
"Many women wear petticoats and long caracos of white Holland basin, or plain white muslin or white linen, trimmed entirely with effilé
of white silk.* It is necessary to observe that it is still more frequent for caracos and white petticoats to bear effilé
. The fashion of wearing it on colored gowns is only being born. We do not know if these petticoats and caracos of white basin, or white muslin, trimmed with effilé
, are particularly intended for riding horses; but we have seen many ladies dressed thus on horseback. They only wear, with this, on their heads, a hat of black gauze, or black taffeta, trimmed with black plumes, and a very puffy kerchief on the neck; and they derive a very-bright éclat
Le Magasin des Modes
, 30 August 1787
* Possibly a fringe of unraveled fabric.
Hmm, wearing a white petticoat of any material around horses just seems like a bad idea! Never mind riding in one. I grew up riding and going to shows and I can tell you things never stayed clean for long. Loving the green and red riding jacket in this print. A period riding habit has been on my sewing list for sooooo long!ReplyDelete
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