Also on these boards
Dress ca. 1820, British. (Probably brown silk velvet with silk shot trim.) - in the Metropolitan Museum of Art costume collections.
c. 1818, Dress, British. MET, 1985.27.2. Silk embroidered and embellished net over contrasting silk satin underskirt.
Dress, ca. 1810, French (probably), silk - in the Metropolitan Museum of Art [Click through for great close-up photos of the embroidery.]
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!