This week’s installment of the great Ackermann fashion plate project is from the July 1809 issue, volume 2 issue 1, pages 46-48, along with another page of fabric samples (between pages 60 and 61):
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The plates from Ackermann’s Repository‘s June 1809 issue (I.vi, pages 397-98): All Walking Dresses, all the time. And for the first time, a picture of a child’s outfit!
And, at the back of this volume, another Ackermann’s advertisement with actual fabric samples pasted in:
And finally, in the June 1809 Supplement to Volume 1, a plate of “Fashionable Headdresses” (I.supplement, page 494):
Fashion plates published in the May 1809 edition of Ackermann’s Repository (Vol. I, no. v, pages 328-30).
My favorite line: “The attempt to introduce long waists has completely failed; they have not, nor will they ever become fashionable.”
Looking forward to hearing Arbiter Elegantiarum‘s thoughts in the next issue on “general rules for the adaptation of the colors introduced in dress to the various characters and complexions of the lovely wearers.”