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Photograph of French dress of red net with high waist, puff sleeves, and Kashmir-inspired motif at the hem, in the posession of the Musée Historique de Tissu de Lyon. Regency, ca. 1800?

Circa 1795 Directoire dress, Fortuné, mounted on yellow under dress via Barreto/Lancaster Collection.

Dress ca. 1820, British. (Probably brown silk velvet with silk shot trim.) - in the Metropolitan Museum of Art costume collections.

Dress, ca. 1810, French (probably), silk - in the Metropolitan Museum of Art [Click through for great close-up photos of the embroidery.]

c. 1818, Dress, British. MET, 1985.27.2. Silk embroidered and embellished net over contrasting silk satin underskirt.

British silk dress circa 1822 (late, yes; but very close to Regency style and it's great!) from the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Unusual Regency dress with ornate hem design. Museu Tèxtil i d’Indumentària by Patrimoni. Generalitat de Catalunya., via Flickr

Dress, Evening Date: 1805–9 Culture: European Medium: cotton Dimensions: Length (from front shoulder): 50 1/4 in. (127.6 cm) Credit Line: Gift of Jane Durando Miller, 1977 Accession Number: 1977.293.1

The basic seaside costume was a white muslin dress comfortable for a beach stroll and to ‘take a turn on the cliff’ (Ch.6), or dress up with accessories for a promenade. My impression is between the 1809 to 1815 seasons seaside fashion evolved. Accessories such as scarves, ribbons, shawls and reticules added blue, green or yellow colour to a white dress. Bonnets and parasols in matching colours added variety to seaside Regency costumes. ‘the most stylish girls in  the place.‘  (Ch. 11)