Saturday, March 21, 2009

Please Pelisse me, oh yeah

OK, I had to look the word up, too, a number of years ago. Here's how the Jane Austen Centre online magazine describes it (article by Kathy Hammel):


"An overdress or coat dress, the pelisse fit relatively close to the figure (though not tight) and was styled along the same high-waisted lines as the dress of the day. Pelisses were often lined or edged with fur and, in fashionable circles, more or less replaced the fur-lined cloaks of the earlier periods."
I appropriated the picture from www.fashion-era.com

1 comment:

girlinsheepsclothing said...

So lovely! Perhaps I should knit a pelisse with a mohair lined collar ;o) Thanks for sharing, I love this sort of tidbit!