This is a crossover post from my author blog. These will occur from time to time, when I post something over there for ~Regency Wednesday~ that is from 1816 or 1817. Enjoy!!
Fashions for June, 1816
"Of fine blue Merino cloth, embroidered and ornamented round the bust and cuffs in a novel and unique style. This new equestrian costume, by fastening on the back of the shoulder, preserves all the contour of the form, which habits, in general, are apt to destroy. A full double ruff of fine Vandyke lace is separated from the shirt collar by a Chinese silk handkerchief of blue and white. Small round hat of fine beaver or of moss-silk. Half boots of blue kid; with Limerick gloves worked and seamed with blue."*
*La Belle Assemblée, June 1816, page 224