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Jane Austen's Pelisse Coat c1814 (Said to have been worn by Jane Austen)

Jane Austen's Pelisse Coat c1814 (Said to have been worn by Jane Austen)

"'Pelisse' was the contemporary term for this garment, which was popular in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Changing fashions led to differences in length and cut, but essentially the pelisse was worn over a dress or gown, either as an outdoor garment or for indoor or evening wear depending on the season and the materials from which the pelisse was made. "
 

Source: Pelisse Coat c1814, Said to have been worn by Jane Austen. Hampshire County Council, The Castle, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8UJ © Copyright Hampshire County Council 2013.

Link to the full article and images: http://www3.hants.gov.uk/austen/austen-pelisse.htm

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