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Habit, c. 1780s

This week’s post fulfills my promise to showcase red gowns. There are numerous extant examples, ranging from habits (red is a very common habit color, and the most common color for cloaks from what I can tell) to day dresses, to fancy evening gowns. They come in every fabrication possible (wool, silk, netting, linen, cotton) and appear across classes (you see plenty of reds in the scraps preserved in Threads of Feeling). Frankly, Pinterest is overrun with examples.

open robe 1790

Open Robe, c. 1790

1795 round kci

Round Gown, c. 1795

red net dress

Shawl Gown, c. 1800


Printed Gown, c. 1800-1805

1808 example front

Red Dot Apron Gown, c. 1800-1810

net dress 1811

Red Net Gown, c. 1810-1815

1820 1822 red muslin evening dress

Red Muslin Evening Gown, c. 1820