Regency Era Clothing

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Regency Petticoat 1820 w/support for sleeves. Notice the pantaloons underneath Plain cotton with a double row of piping round the lower part. Frontless with looped shoulder pieces.

Petticoat | V&A Search the Collections

Petticoat, 1820-1829 (made). Cotton with piping at hem, frontless; England; 1820s.. Museum Number T.194-1929.

Pelisse circa 1818 Great Britain brown silk | V&A Search the Collections

Pelisse | V&A Search the Collections

Pelisse coat and collar of silk taffeta, England, ca. 1818. Museum Number T.428&A-1971.

Evening dress with matching Spencer jacket. Blue woven silk with silver floral trellis design. Full length with short sleeves, tassel decoration at bust. Closes with a cross over bodice and bib front skirt.  [Evening dress] Evening dress with matching Spencer jacket. Blue woven silk with silver floral trellis design. Full length with short sleeves, tassel decoration at bust. Closes with a cross over bodice and bib front skirt.

Evening dress | | V&A Search the Collections

Evening dress with matching Spencer jacket. Blue woven silk with silver floral trellis design. Full length with short sleeves, tassel decoration at bust. Closes with a cross over bodice and bib front skirt. . Museum Number T.220-1957.

Regency Ramble: Fashion 1812

Fashion 1812

Here we have some beautiful examples of day's worth of dress for March 1812. A walking and evening gown for the same month. Taken from the Lady's Magazine and described as follows: Walking Dress. A spencer of blue silk, with facings, collar, wings, and cuffs of plush to match. --A bonnet composed of silk and velvet, to agree in color with the spencer.--Feather, the same. Evening Dress An evening dress f pink silk, either flowered or plain, trimmed with crape of the same color, and ornamented…

Dress, ca. 1812, England. Victoria and Albert Museum: "Dress made of warp-knitted fabric, probably cotton. With a pattern of alternating stripes of close plain knitting and open work. The sleeves and a band inserted around the neck are also in knitted cotton with a smaller pattern of alternating plain and open work." (Click through for more pictures.)

Dress | V&A Search the Collections

Dress made of warp-knitted fabric, probably cotton, and silk ribbon, England, ca. 1812. Museum Number T.268-1971.

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Maternity gown, circa 1800, worn by Duchess Louise of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, wife of Frederick William III, King of Prussia, during one of her many pregnancies | Grand Ladies

Regency 1800s #historical #costume

Evening dress, 1820’s From the Kent State University Museum

Fripperies and Fobs

Evening dress, 1820’s From the Kent State University Museum

Regency evening gowns: delicious detail at bosom and ankle, via Liberta Books. Regency evening gown, replica, Bath costume museum

Regency evening gowns: delicious detail at bosom and ankle - Liberta Books

Detail on Regency evening gowns adorned neckline and hem so that male eyes would be drawn to a lady's bosom and her naughty ankle. Did it work?

Inside view, long hooded cape, France, 1785-1800. Blue block printed cotton chintz with a design of exotic flower garlands, lined with cream cotton, printed with a design of lue flowers and floral motifs.

Inside view, long hooded cape, France, 1785-1800. Blue block printed cotton chintz with a design of exotic flower garlands, lined with cream cotton, printed with a design of lue flowers and floral motifs.

Regency Reader Questions: Glove Etiquette Part Two

Regency Reader Questions: Glove Etiquette Part Two

This is part two on my series to answer a lot of amazing questions from a reader about gloves and glove etiquette. Here is a link to part one. She has quoted some sources, which I have bolded and …