1. A circa 1820 pelisse of American origin. The pelisse originated as a short, fur-lined military coat that was worn hanging from the shoulders. The purpose of this coat was supposedly to protect from sword cuts, but it soon became a fashion staple for officers. During the Napoleonic Wars women’s fashion began to incorporate many military inspired designs, and the long woman’s pelisse became a staple of Regency fashion.

    A circa 1820 pelisse of American origin. The pelisse originated as a short, fur-lined military coat that was worn hanging from the shoulders. The purpose of this coat was supposedly to protect from sword cuts, but it soon became a fashion staple for officers. During the Napoleonic Wars women’s fashion began to incorporate many military inspired designs, and the long woman’s pelisse became a staple of Regency fashion.

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