General Observations -The prevailing colours are crimson, puce, purple and yellow. The most fashionable walking-dresses are black or coloured velvet pelisses, trimmed with very deep lace. Bonnets are the same colour. For dress, fine worked muslin, trimmed with lace is universally worn. ......Our British shawls far exceed those of the French fabric for elegance and greatly equal the Indian shawls in durability.
Evening Dress - a long train of fine white muslin, with a dress of the same, trimmed all round with lace. The hair dressed and ornamented with combs. White shoes and gloves.