Women in early 1800 wore (to wear, wore, worn = indossare) large gowns (= vestiti), tight corsets (bodices = corpini stretti) and wide sleeve (= maniche) which narrowed (= si stringevano) to the wrists (= polsi).
And as to hair? Hair was parted (= divisi) in the middle; on both sides (= sui due lati) women wore elaborated curls (= ricci), braids (trecce) looped (= arrotolate) over their ears (= orecchie) and then knotted (= messe a chignon). Of course, on formal occasions, the hair was adorned with ribbons (= nastri); combs ( =pettinini), jewels (= gioielli) and flowers.
During the day ladies wore bonnets (= copricapi) with wide semicircular brims (= bordi) which bordered (= incorniciavano) their faces. Married women’s caps were trimmed (= adornati) with lace (= pizzo) , ribbon (= nastrini) , and frills (= volants), and tied (= legati) under the chin (= manto).
Young girls’s fashion followed their mothers’ style.
The shoes were square-toed slippers (= ciabatte dalla punta quadrata) of fabric (= tessuto) or leather (= pelle) , of satin 8= satin) on formal occasions. During the day, low boots ( =stivaletti bassi) started being worn.
Men hairstyle became quite simple: their hair was parted (= erano divisi) on one side, sometimes curled (= arricciati) . Mustaches (= baffi) were on fashion
The hats were tall (= cappello a cilindro) with less curvy crowns (= cima) than before.
Small boys wore tunics tied with a belt (sashed) over a rounded collar shirt (= camicia col collo rotondo) and trousers.