silk embroidery on floral-pattern print from instep to ankle. In this period, dresses shortened and ankles became visible. Consequently, women favored stockings with embroidery and other decorations around the ankles.
UK TV production of the Jane Austen novel Northanger Abbey proved to be no exception. It featured both Felicity Jones and Carey Mulligan before they were well known and they both wore lovely pale gloves (and bonnets!