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  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1750-1759 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Camlet lined with silk

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs Keelan

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

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.

Physical description

Blue camlet lined with blue silk

Place of Origin

England (made)


1750-1759 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Camlet lined with silk


Fashion; Clothing; Europeana Fashion Project


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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