Kathy Hammel describes pelisses as thus: "An overdress or coat dress, the pelisse fit relatively close to the figure (though not tight) and was styled along the same high-waisted lines as the dress of the day. Pelisses were often lined or edged with fur and, in fashionable circles, more or less replaced the fur-lined cloaks of the earlier periods."
To the left is a photo of Jane Austen's pelisse coat. To the right is a photo of a pelisse coat from the Museum of Costume in Bath.
Find other links to Regency outerwear, cloaks, and pelisse coats below:
Regency Spencer Pattern Instructions
Spencers, Shawls, Pelisses, and More
Clothes of the Jane Austen Period