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Mourning Gown | c. 1825

The death of Princess Charlotte, the only child of George IV, in childbirth in 1817 plunged the whole country into mourning and set the high standards for mourning dress of this period. Fabrics such as silk and velvet were too shiny to be worn for the first stages of mourning, however, official mourning guidelines issued by the Lord Chamberlain decreed that black velvets and silks were permissible in the third and final stage. This dress would have been worn with an evening turban, long gloves and a pelisse cloak, often lined with chinchilla fur. It is likely that it was a gift from William Jardine and was worn when mourning the death of Jane Johnstone’s grandmother, Elizabeth Johnstone who died in 1825.

Muslin Dress | c. 1800

Evening Dress | c.1825

Cotton Gauze Dress | c. 1820

how does this look like it was made yesterday? those sleeves! i die.

Cotton Dress with detachable sleeves | c. 1820

Ball Gown | c. 1818

Evening Dress | c. 1810-1812 | France

Ball Gown | c. 1820 | Britain

Silk Dress | c. 1810