Dinner Dress, fashion plate, hand-colored negraving on paper, published London, February 1815.
Walking Dress; made to be seen...It would be made in the most fashionable style, with beautiful trimmings, and worn while shopping or walking through the park. A walking dress could also be worn to pay calls on other families. Dresses with low scoop necklines were filled in with a chemisette or dickey of thin material or fichu, a thin scarf tucked into the neckline.
April 1806;“Fig. 1–A loose robe of undressed crape over a dress of white satin, or sarsnet, embroidered all round with silver; Fig. 2–A round dress of fine muslin over white sarsnet.