Circa 1795 Directoire dress, Fortuné, mounted on yellow under dress via Barreto/Lancaster Collection.
1800 Ball Gowns | ... White: Colorful Regency Fashions 1800-1820 | The Pragmatic Costumer
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.
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)