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Jacket

Unknown1750/1759

The Victoria and Albert Museum

The Victoria and Albert Museum

Women’s riding outfits, known as ‘riding habits’, of the 18th century adapted elements of men’s dress. This jacket of the 1750s is styled after a man’s coat, although it has been modified with a waist seam to fit over stays and a wide petticoat. A narrow straight collar attached at the back neck and buttoning in front added protection on chilly rides. The fine tailoring and plain aspect of this jacket is typical of 18th century women’s riding habits.

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Details

  • Title: Jacket
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 1750/1759
  • Location: England
  • Provenance: Given by Mrs Keelan
  • Medium: Camlet lined with silk

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