Two of my author friends, Susan Holloway Scott and Loretta Chase, have an article about holiday fashions in 1813 on their blog, Two Nerdy History Girls. When I was writing A Scandalous Journey and The Marriage Campaign, I spent a lot of time studying fashion plates, including these.
Do you have a new outfit for the holidays? I do not, but I do have several new lace shawls to wear with my two go-to dresses.
The maroon shawl isn't as large as the bluish-purple one, but it's warmer.