1800-1809 | Fashion History Timeline
Jun 25, 2020 · The dress coat was cut in at the waist, either straight across or in an inverted U-shape (Figs. 1, 5). The riding coat, a less formal choice, sloped gently from the waist back to the tails (Fig. 6). Either style was made of fine, felted wool, which could be molded to the body, in dark colors such as blue, black, brown, red, and green (Byrde 91).