half-mourning

half-mourning

n
(Clothing & Fashion) dark grey clothes worn by some during a period after full formal mourning
References in classic literature ?
She was loosely wrapped in a cashmere dressing-gown of gray-white, embroidered in half-mourning tints, and she wore slippers of the same hue.
Waule having a white handkerchief partially unfolded in her hand--and both with faces in a sort of half-mourning purple; while Mrs.