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Gorgeous green wool riding habit; 1872 - from http://www.metmuseum.org/collections/search-the-collections/80005416?img=3

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This coat is all wrong for Regency, but it's soooooooo pretty. The collar, the sleeves, the military-like detail on the front...it's so beautiful.

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amazing detail for a draped skirt (and lovely hints of the seaming on the upper skirt portion, too, in this photo, as well as lining) Green Riding Habit, circa 1875, American (detail)

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Navy blue Riding habit with elaborate gold frogging, gold braid covered buttons, white shirt with high collar frill, and frill at wrists; gloves; satin ribbon around wrist dangling hunting whistle. Detail from Portrait of a Young Woman of the Fortesque Family of Devon, c.1745, by Thomas Hudson.

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A lady's riding habit, English, circa 1890, comprising heavily boned navy wool double breasted jacket, label removed but the skirt with 'William Scott, 2 Lower Sackville St, Dublin', Miss Dundas, with tiny waist and full skirts; with faux waistcoat chemisette in checked wool, and shaped matching skirt, bust 81cm, 32in, waist 46cm, 18in, (3)

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I should learn how to sew properly, then I could at least attempt to make this amazing outfit! It's like the dress from The Duchess. *Swoon*

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