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FROM 1750 - 1830 > DRESS
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  Ascendancy Dress
This Georgian-style dress shows the lady in fine silks and satins with tight elbow-length sleeves and flounced cuffs. The gentleman is ...
  Leading Politician
Henry Flood, one of the great Irish political leaders of the late 18th century, was always elegantly dressed. Still you can see how ...
  Man in Riding Clothes
Well off men began to dress in riding clothes like these. Notice the tight-fitting breeches, high boots and the cutaway jackets.
  Woman in straw bonnet
Women nearly always wore headgear, and many did so even in their own homes. Straw bonnets had become popular by the end of the 18th century.
  Man wearing greatcoat
As more and more men travelled by horse or coach, the demand for warm greatcoats increased rapidly from the beginning of the 19th century.
  Woman in pelisse
The pelisse, a woman’s coat, appeared around 1800.
  People in rags
Poor cottier families were nearly always barefoot and dressed in rags.
  Poor People
Frequently poorer people bought their clothes second-hand from rag men who travelled to fairs and markets.
  Waterproof coats
Oiled silk or linen was being increasingly used as a waterproof material. Riding coats, cloaks and umbrellas could now advertise their ...
  Wide-brimmed hat
In the early part of the 19th century some gentlemen wore wide-brimmed round hats along with their comfortable greatcoats.

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