A pelisse is defined as a long mantle of silk, velvet, cloth, or other material, reaching to the ankles, and having arm-holes or sleeves. Pelisses are almost indistinguishable from Redingotes. The latter term is more popular after 1815 and is frequently used for French fashions. Pelisses can be without sleeves or with sleeves and vary in length.

1824, This pelisse is of couleur d'oreille d'ours or a rich brown. The pelisse is trimmed with a deep band of ermine at the hem. The small purse is in the shape of a shell.
This image depicts a woman author in a pelisse. Doris Langley Moore writes of this image: "Morning dress of embroidered clear lawn, the cap a French cornette ... A morning dress of clear lawn trimmed with embroidered frills and mancherons, and blue ribbon headings. The cap is a French cornette with a high caul" (The Gallery of Fashion 1790-1822 from Plates by Heideloff and Ackermann with Introduction by Sacheverell Sitwell and Notes on the Plates by Doris Langley Moore. Batsford Colour Books. London: B.T. Batsford, 1949. 12).
1824, This pelisse is of pale blue is trimmed with bands of satin and satin buttons, roses, and rouleaux. The hat is of white crepe and has white damask roses around the brim. White ostrich feathers also trim the hat. The lady has a long lace scarf draped over one shoulder. Her necklace and earrings are turquoise to match the color of her dress.

images are provided by The Costume Gallery