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With the massive arrangement of hair at the back of the head in the late 1860s and early 1870s, bonnets had to be worn further forward, the front curving fronijust above the hair-line to behind the ears where the ribbons were attached, the back cut away to allow the hair to flow freely. At this time hats were also perched on the forehead; a pillbox shape is sometimes referred to as a casquette, a name also applied to a hat following the lines of the Scotch glengarry cap.

Dolce & Gabbana Alta Moda Fall/Winter 2015 couture show in Capri, "La Canzone Del Mare" photographed by Boo George for Vogue Japan October 2014. via trendhunter


ca 1885: Clothing requirements for most sporting remained strict towards retaining foundation garments such as corsets and bustle, which were thought to stabilize women's frail and weak forms. This example would have been worn for tennis, yachting or general seaside walking.

1812, Costumes Parisiens. 1. Hat of silk and plush. 2. Hats of "Virginie." 3. Caps of cotton and tulle. 4. Hats of single velvet. 5. Hat of plush. 6. Hats of curly (crimped? shaggy?) velvet.

Dress (British) ca. 1829 cotton

A dress for Emma, heroine of Splendid by Julia Quinn. As a debutante in London, she would have been dressed primarily in white and pastels. Dress circa 1810, cotton and linen