A while ago someone asked me about riding clothes. I have a beautiful book with the Kyoto Costume Institute’s collection and I’ve been wanting to post this for ages. I only recently found a decent scan of this page. The record says these two ensembles would have been worn for hunting. However, since hunting was usually made on the back of a horse, these can count as riding ensembles as well.
On female model, hunting ensemble from 1815: spencer and petticoat. The spencer was used by women to protect themselves from the freezing European winters while still maintaining the fashionable Empire silhouette of the day. It was heavily inspired from men’s fashion.
On male model, frock coat and breeches from 1815.