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Journal des Dames et des Modes was a French fashion magazine first published in the late 18th century. Included in their issues were hand-colored fashion engravings.

Costume Parisien ca 1803. Note the deep bodice back. Regency bodice backs are often no wider (from top to bottom) than about 3 inches. Also, contrary to many modern costumers' beliefs, the Regency dress rarely closed at the back center seam. Side closures were more common. Note the braid made out of the hair taken from underneath the upswept hairpiece used to make the bun.

Louis-Léopold Boilly - Arrival of the Stagecoach in the Courtyard of the Messageries [1803] - detail