19th century fashion - A pelisse is defined as a long mantle of silk, velvet, cloth, or other material, reaching to the ankles, and having arm-holes or sleeves. They are also used often in French fashion.
Wedding ensemble, "Journal des Dames," 1813. This could be the first known fashion plate representing a bride wearing a white dress and a veil. The French Revolution had shaken up old customs in all strata of society, hence the new regime looked to the Classical era for inspiration. The wedding veil became popular again, weddings became more of social occasions than the family affairs of old. Where French fashion lead the English was sure to follow and soon the English bride wore white.
Tadaaaaaam!!! La cotehardie héraldique (la fameuse robe-drapeau), le but n'était clairement pas d'être discret. / Tadaaaaaam !!! The heraldic cotehardie (the famous flag-dress), the aim was clearly not to be discreet!