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outer garments

Beautifully coloured fashion plate from 1853 showing lovely cape/coat outerwear and spoon bonnets with frills and silk flower decorations for walking about town. These ladies would be collecting their parasols before stepping out into the sunshine.

1856 Fashions

It's Historic Fashion Wednesday and 1856 Fashions is the topic of today's post. Below are several images from 1856 sources.

MODE ILLUSTREE PATTERN Oct 19,1863 - PALETOTS | eBay

A paletot is about knee length and having three capes and slits for the arms. Women wore these over their dresses and they served similar use to a decorative jacket.

1856 Fashions

It's Historic Fashion Wednesday and 1856 Fashions is the topic of today's post. Below are several images from 1856 sources.

No medium available, American or European, 1850's. The Met, accession nr. C.I.37.46.158

No medium available, American or European, The Met, accession nr.

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