An Act for the Reform and Regulation of Female Apparel, and to Amend and Refrenate the Customs relating to Crinoline and other Artificial Superfluities and the Profusion thereof, with the Powers, Provisions, Clauses, Regulations and Directions, Fines, Forfeitures and Penalties, to be observed, applied, practised and put into execution for securing the proper observance of the same. [Session 1859]

TitleAn Act for the Reform and Regulation of Female Apparel, and to Amend and Refrenate the Customs relating to Crinoline and other Artificial Superfluities and the Profusion thereof, with the Powers, Provisions, Clauses, Regulations and Directions, Fines, Forfeitures and Penalties, to be observed, applied, practised and put into execution for securing the proper observance of the same. [Session 1859]
Year for Search1859
AuthorsRounce, Jeremiah, and Bar, Alfred
Date Published1859
PublisherWilliam Coney
Place PublishedLondon
KeywordsMale author
Annotation

Satire. Detailed provisions for controlling women’s dress. The Australian edition specifies that it is for New South Wales. Women will no longer be allowed to choose their own clothes; husbands or parents must provide a certificate approving specific purchases. Husbands and parents can purchase clothes for their wives and children without a certificate as long as they conform to the act. No bustles or similar artificial constructions or undergarments allowed. Specific pattern and color restrictions for women over forty. Women under sixteen and over forty cannot wear heels over three inches, with other detailed restrictions regarding shoes and boots. Further restrictions apply to bonnets.

Info Notes

The copy at M has [Session 1864]. Sydney, NSW, Australia: Printed by Jeremiah Rounce and Alfred Bar, 1864.

Title Note

At the head of the title Anno Vicesimo Secundo & Vicesimo Tertio. Victoriæ Reginæ. Cap. CCXXXVIII.

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1859 Rounce, Jeremiah and Alfred Bar. An Act for the Reform and Regulation of Female Apparel, and to Amend and Refrenate the Customs relating to Crinoline and other Artificial Superfluities and the Profusion thereof, with the Powers, Provisions, Clauses, Regulations and Directions, Fines, Forfeitures and Penalties, to be observed, applied, practised and put into execution for securing the proper observance of the same. [Session 1859]. At the head of the title Anno Vicesimo Secundo & Vicesimo Tertio. Victoriæ Reginæ. Cap. CCXXXVIII. London: William Coney. The copy at M has [Session 1864]. Sydney, NSW, Australia: Printed by Jeremiah Rounce and Alfred Bar, 1864. 4 pp. L, M

Satire. Detailed provisions for controlling women’s dress. The Australian edition specifies that it is for New South Wales. Women will no longer be allowed to choose their own clothes; husbands or parents must provide a certificate approving specific purchases. Husbands and parents can purchase clothes for their wives and children without a certificate as long as they conform to the act. No bustles or similar artificial constructions or undergarments allowed. Specific pattern and color restrictions for women over forty. Women under sixteen and over forty cannot wear heels over three inches, with other detailed restrictions regarding shoes and boots. Further restrictions apply to bonnets.