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Circa 1795 Directoire dress, Fortuné, mounted on yellow under dress via Barreto/Lancaster Collection.
Note the short hem for keeping your dress safe from sand and water on the beaches, and the unusual embroidery on the back of the bodice. She has a lovely parasol and scarf combination, dont you think? Visit Austenprose for more information and extraordinary Regency posts!
c. 1818, Dress, British. MET, 1985.27.2. Silk embroidered and embellished net over contrasting silk satin underskirt.
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.]