The Adelaide boot is named for Adelaide, Queen Consort of King William IV, and were introduced in Britain in the As one 1850 fashion text put it, “If the wind blows one’s skirts away from the feet, one’s ankles are not so much exposed.
Suit The Metropolitan Museum of Art The dress coat, as this style of jacket was originally called in the late century, was worn for day and formal evening occasions, with the exception of court which had its own prescribed dress code.
Lisle, the knitted fabric used in these gloves, employs a highly refined cotton that has the look and softness of silk. This allows for the creation of an intricate pattern such as the zig zag example here
ca Netherlands, pale yellow silk bonnet, large wide ruched and caned brim and high poke, trimmed with wide ribbons of yellow silk gauze with opaque satin stripes and wired shapes of the silk with bound edges