Undress, full dress
Posted by Lizard on December 29, 1997 at 19:01:12:
In response to Undressed ball (a guess), written by MB on December 29, 1997 at 14:23:31
Full dress = court dress, feathers the full nine yards (very very formal)
Dress = evening dress (women short trains, bare arms, low neckline), men with breeches, silk stockings - formal wear, the sort that we today would wear to a formal ball).
Gentry and nobility had endless forms of dress - train, demi train, walking dress, morning dress, carriage dress and so on.
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