In the second volume of The Tatler; or, the Lucubrations of Isaac Bickerstaff, Esq. (Sir Richard Steele, 1709), a gentleman relates an anecdote.
An advertisement in the Whig Examiner (1710) runs:
In 1724, John Wright was prosecuted by Martha Mead for assaulting her on the highway, and stealing her gold ring, worth eight shillings. The trial was transcribed in Select Trials at the Sessions-House in the Old-Bailey.
Everybody's Business, is Nobody's Business (Andrew Moreton, 1725) is a polemic about the bad manners and pride of male and female servants. Moreton follows an anecdote about mistaking a "Chamber-Jade" for her mistress with:
Daniel Defoe's The Complete English Tradesman (1726) is a collection of letters of advice for young tradesmen. In one section, he discusses the way a tradesman's wife should dress.
In Samuel Richardson's Pamela: or, Virtue Rewarded (1740), Pamela writes to tell her parents what she will bring home with her.
The hero of The Life and Adventures of Timothy Ginnadrake (Francis Fleming, 1771) comes across a young woman in the woods and eventually takes her up on his horse behind him.
In A Vindication of Gen. Richard Smith (Joseph Price, 1783), the author notes the change in dress from the time when people commonly wore linen and stuff.
Betty Blackberry, a young woman, describes her plans to Jemmy Jumps in The Farmer (The Dramatic Works of John O'Keeffe, orig. pub. 1787).
A New and Complete System of Bookkeeping (William Mitchell, 1796) demonstrates its subject over the course of many pages. Some examples are lists of fabrics and their prices.
2 ps. pink calimanco each 30 yards at $8.50 [each]Thomas Wallace, in An Essay on the Manufactures of Ireland (1798), considers the state of manufacturing in Ireland at the end of the century, and how it could be improved.
1 ps. blue d[itt]o, d[itt]o $8.33
1 ps. green d[itt]o, d[itt]o $8.25
2 ps. mulberry durant, d[itt]o $8
1ps. light blue durant, d[itt]o $8.80
1 ps. black sattin 18 yards, $30
1 ps. coloured d[itt]o, $38
1/2 ps. senchaw 15 yards, $18
10 yards sattinet, $9
1 ps. calimanco 30 yards, $9
1 ps. shalloon, $9.50