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.”