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What was fashionable outdoor wear for Jane Austen and contemporaries? Reticule, Spencer, Pelisse. #Regency #Fashion #JaneAusten

June 24, 2021
What was fashionable outdoor wear for Jane Austen and contemporaries? Reticules, Spencers, and Pelisses, or Walking Dresses, Or Redingotes. History Notes Books 3, 4, and 5 By Suzi Love.

What was fashionable for purses in past centuries? Call them what you like: purses, bags, handbags, reticules, ridicules, clutches, or pocket replacements. They all did the same job and they changed greatly with the prevailing fashions of time. books2read.com/suziloveReticules

What was fashionable in women’s jackets in the Regency Era? Call them what you like: Spencers, short jackets, or Regency jackets. They provided modesty and warmth and they changed greatly with the prevailing fashions of the time. Take a look at the jackets being worn by women in the early 1800s. books2read.com/suziloveSpencers

What sort of coats did women wear during the Regency years? them what you like: Coat, Pelisse, Redingote, Walking Dress, Promenade Dress. Take a look at what was being worn by women, men, and children. books2read.com/suzilovePelisse

Fashion Accessories: Reticules, Spencers, Redingotes. History Notes Books 3, 4, and 5 By Suzi Love. #Regency #Fashion #History books2read.com/suziloveReticules books2read.com/suziloveSpencers books2read.com/suzilovePelisseFashion Accessories: Reticules, Spencers, Redingotes. History Notes Books 3, 4, and 5 By Suzi Love. #Regency #Fashion #History books2read.com/suziloveReticules books2read.com/suziloveSpencers books2read.com/suzilovePelisse
Fashion Accessories: Reticules, Spencers, Redingotes. History Notes Books 3, 4, and 5 By Suzi Love. #Regency #Fashion #History books2read.com/suziloveReticules books2read.com/suziloveSpencers books2read.com/suzilovePelisseFashion Accessories: Reticules, Spencers, Redingotes. History Notes Books 3, 4, and 5 By Suzi Love. #Regency #Fashion #History books2read.com/suziloveReticules books2read.com/suziloveSpencers books2read.com/suzilovePelisse

What was fashionable outdoor wear for Jane Austen and contemporaries? Reticule, Spencer, Pelisse. #Regency #Fashion #JaneAusten books2read.com/suzilovePelisse

1817 January Red Velvet Pelisse In English Carriage Costume. #Regency #JaneAusten #Fashion

June 24, 2021

1817 January Carriage Costume, English. Red velvet pelisse trimmed with ermine to match muff, tops of sleeves caught up à la Mancheron with military silk chain work, Russian hussar cap of ermine with gold military chain, Limerick gloves and matching kid half-boots. 

The ‘General Observations on Fashion and Dress’ describes this fashion plate as, ‘The truly elegant and costly carriage costume of which we have given so beautiful a specimen in our Plate, while it confers the highest honor on the taste of the inventress, is likely to be a most prevailing out-door covering for the carriage amongst ladies of wealth and fashion, being particularly adapted for the open barouche, as the manner in which it is made, with warm hussar cap of light and valuable fur, shields the fair wearer from all the severity of the pinching frost or cutting north wind.’

The Fashion Plate was invented by Mrs. Bell, a relative of the publisher, John Bell, and most likely also the writer of the general observations. Fashion Plate via John Belle’s La Belle Assemblée or, Bell’s Court and Fashionable Magazine, London. 

Definition Redingote Or Pelisse: Long fitted outdoor coat worn over other garments for warmth. French word developed from English words, riding coat.

Definition Sleeve  à la Mancheron: An ornamented trimming or puff attached to the upper sleeve.

1817 January Carriage Costume, English. Red velvet pelisse trimmed with ermine to match muff, tops of sleeves caught up à la Mancheron with military silk chain work, Russian hussar cap of ermine with gold military chain, Limerick gloves and matching kid half-boots. The ‘General Observations on Fashion and Dress’ describes this fashion plate as, ‘The truly elegant and costly carriage costume of which we have given so beautiful a specimen in our Plate, while it confers the highest honor on the taste of the inventress, is likely to be a most prevailing out-door covering for the carriage amongst ladies of wealth and fashion, being particularly adapted for the open barouche, as the manner in which it is made, with warm hussar cap of light and valuable fur, shields the fair wearer from all the severity of the pinching frost or cutting north wind.’ The Fashion Plate was invented by Mrs. Bell, a relative of the publisher, John Bell, and most likely also the writer of the general observations. Fashion Plate via John Belle's La Belle Assemblée or, Bell's Court and Fashionable Magazine, London. Definition  à la Mancheron: An ornamented trimming or puff attached to the upper sleeve.
1817 January Carriage Costume, English. Red velvet pelisse trimmed with ermine to match muff, tops of sleeves caught up à la Mancheron with military silk chain work, Russian hussar cap of ermine with gold military chain, Limerick gloves and matching kid half-boots. Fashion Plate via John Belle’s La Belle Assemblée or, Bell’s Court and Fashionable Magazine, London.

1817 November Muslin Morning Dress and Crepe Evening Dress, English. #Regency #JaneAusten #Fashion

1810-1825 ca. Yellow Silk Reticule, Or Bag, With Embroidery. #JaneAusten #RegencyEra #RomanticEra

June 24, 2021

1810-1825 ca. Large Ridicule, Or Reticule, Or Bag. Hard-bottomed bag, drawstring top, yellow silk embroidered with red flowers. Jane Austen and her female contemporaries would have sewn and used a bag like this. via Metropolitan Museum, N.Y.C., U.S.A. metmuseum.org

Definition Reticule: Bag or purse, often with a drawstring to pull closed and usually made of cloth or covered cardboard and often decorated with beading or embroidery. A reticule, or purse, or handbag, was usually carried by a woman during the Regency period to carry all their daily necessities. Earlier, women used pockets that tied at the waistline and were hidden in the folds of their skirts. Empire style, or early 1800s, high-waisted dresses made it impossible to either sewn in a pocket or to tie on a pocket. So women began carrying small, decorated bags called Reticules, or ridicules, which generally pulled close at the top with a drawstring.

1820-1840 ca. Moire Silk Purse With Embroidery, France. #France #RegencyEra #RomanticEra

1810-1825 ca. Large Ridicule, Or Reticule, Or Bag. Hard-bottomed bag, drawstring top, yellow silk embroidered with red flowers. via Suzi Love ~ suzilove.com & Metropolitan Museum, N.Y.C., U.S.A. metmuseum.org
1810-1825 ca. Large Ridicule, Or Reticule, Or Bag. Hard-bottomed bag, drawstring top, yellow silk embroidered with red flowers. via Suzi Love ~ suzilove.com & Metropolitan Museum, N.Y.C., U.S.A. metmuseum.org

1810-1825 ca. Yellow Silk Reticule, Or Bag, With Embroidery.#JaneAusten #Sewing #RegencyEra #RomanticEra

1812 Man’s Overcoat With Layered and Rounded Capes, French. #Regency #JaneAusten #Fashion

June 23, 2021

1812 Man’s Overcoat With Layered and Rounded Capes, French. Black breeches tied at the knees, white stockings, blue waistcoat, black shoes and carrying a bicorn, or two-cornered black hat. Fashion Plate via Journal des Dames et des Modes, Costume Parisien.

In the early 1800s, men no longer wore complicated styles and extravagant fabrics. Men’s fashion simplified and became more conservative. A well cut tailcoat, vest, pantaloons and an immaculate cravat of beautiful white linen in the style of George Bryan, or Beau, Brummell. Clothes were a status symbol and indicated a man’s social position. These clothing items were the sort worn by Jane Austen’s male family and friends.

1812 Man's Overcoat With Layered and Rounded Capes, French. Black breeches tied at the knees, white stockings, blue waistcoat, black shoes and carrying a bicorn, or two-cornered black hat. Fashion Plate via Journal des Dames et des Modes, Costume Parisien.
1812 Man’s Overcoat With Layered and Rounded Capes, French. Black breeches tied at the knees, white stockings, blue waistcoat, black shoes and carrying a bicorn, or two-cornered black hat. Fashion Plate via Journal des Dames et des Modes, Costume Parisien.

1812 Man’s Overcoat With Layered and Rounded Capes, French. #Regency #JaneAusten #Fashion

17th Century Late – 18th Century Early. Silk and Metal Purse, French. #GeorgianEra #France #History

June 23, 2021

17th Century Late – 18th Century Early. Purse, French. Silk and Metal. via Suzi Love ~ suzilove.com
& Metropolitan Museum, N.Y.C., U.S.A. metmuseum.org

17th Century Late - 18th Century Early. Purse, French. Silk and Metal. via Suzi Love ~ suzilove.com & Metropolitan Museum, N.Y.C., U.S.A. metmuseum.org
17th Century Late – 18th Century Early. Purse, French. Silk and Metal. via Suzi Love ~ suzilove.com & Metropolitan Museum, N.Y.C., U.S.A. metmuseum.org

17th Century Late – 18th Century Early. Silk and Metal Purse, French. #GeorgianEra #France #History

1820-1830 ca. Collections of Reticules, or Ridicules, Or Purses. #Antiques #RegencyEra #RomanticEra

June 22, 2021

1820-1830 ca. Collections of Reticules, or Ridicules, Or Purses. #Antiques #RegencyEra #RomanticEra

Michael stunned when missing brother appears at country home. #HistoricalRomance #FamilySaga #Mystery

June 21, 2021

Michael Brandon travels to introduce the woman he loves to family but is shocked when his missing brother, presumed dead for years, arrives at the country estate of the Duke Of Sherwyn where several people are stranded due to a severe snow storm. https://books2read.com/suziloveDS December Scandal, Book 3, Scandalous Siblings.

December Scandal Book 3 Scandalous Siblings #HistoricalRomance Michael Brandon travels to introduce the woman he loves to family but is shocked when his missing brother arrives. https://books2read.com/suziloveDS
December Scandal Book 3 Scandalous Siblings #HistoricalRomance Michael Brandon travels to introduce the woman he loves to family but is shocked when his missing brother arrives. https://books2read.com/suziloveDS

Michael stunned when missing brother appears at country home. #HistoricalRomance #FamilySaga #Mystery

1820-1840 ca. Moire Silk Purse With Embroidery, France. #France #RegencyEra #RomanticEra

June 21, 2021

1820-1840 ca. Reticule, or Purse, France. Silk embroidery using satin, stem, knot and couching stitches on plain weave moire silk, with handle and tassels. via Cooper Hewitt, New York City, USA. collection.cooperhewitt.org

Definition Reticule: Bag or purse, often with a drawstring to pull closed and usually made of cloth or covered cardboard and often decorated with beading or embroidery. A reticule, or purse, or handbag, was usually carried by a woman during the Regency period to carry all their daily necessities. Earlier, women used pockets that tied at the waistline and were hidden in the folds of their skirts. Empire style, or early 1800s, high-waisted dresses made it impossible to either sewn in a pocket or to tie on a pocket. So women began carrying small, decorated bags called Reticules, or ridicules, which generally pulled close at the top with a drawstring.

1820-1840 ca. Moire Silk Purse With Embroidery, France. #France #RegencyEra #RomanticEra

1820-1840 ca. Purse, France. Silk embroidery using satin, stem, knot and couching stitches on plain weave moiré_CooperHewitt_Lge (11820-1840 ca. Reticule, or Purse, France. Silk embroidery using satin, stem, knot and couching stitches on plain weave moire silk, with handle and tassels. via Cooper Hewitt, New York City, USA. collection.cooperhewitt.org
1820-1840 ca. Reticule, or Purse, France. Silk embroidery using satin, stem, knot and couching stitches on plain weave moire silk, with handle and tassels. via Cooper Hewitt, New York City, USA.

1820-1840 ca. Moire Silk Purse With Embroidery, France. #France #RegencyEra #RomanticEra

1810-1815 ca. Salmon Taffeta Dress Ruched At Shoulders, Holland. #Regency #JaneAusten #Fashion

June 21, 2021

1810-1815 ca. Salmon Taffeta dress with ruched fabric at shoulders gathers at wrists and on bodice. The type of dress worn across Europe in the early 1800s. This sort of high-waisted dress would have been worn by Jane Austen and her contemporaries in England. via Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, Amsterdam.

The Empire waist gown defined women’s fashion during the Regency Era. ‘Empire’ is the name given in France to the period when Napoleon built his French Empire. High-waisted, loose gowns were adopted by the aristocracy as a symbol of turning away from the fussy, elaborate and expensive clothing worn in the 1700s. Jean-Jaques Rousseau advocated copying peasants and returning to a simpler life and more natural fashions. Unrestricting clothing was part of the new Democracy in France and these simpler and flowing fashions were adopted all over Europe, including Britain and despite the continual wars being fought against France during the early 1800s. Not even war stopped fashions from being copied everywhere.

1810-1815 ca. Collage of Salmon Taffeta Dress, Holland. Ruched fabric at shoulders gathers at wrists and on bodice. via Gemeentemuseum Den Haag.
1810-1815 ca. Collage of Salmon Taffeta Dress, Holland. Ruched fabric at shoulders gathers at wrists and on bodice. via Gemeentemuseum Den Haag.

1810-1815 ca. Salmon Taffeta Dress Ruched At Shoulders, Holland. #Regency #JaneAusten #Fashion

Reader or Writer of Jane Austen and the Regency Era? Want to know about the corsets? #Regency #Corset #JaneAusten

June 21, 2021

Reader or Writer of Jane Austen and the Regency Era? Want to know about the corsets? This book shows how supporting underclothing moved away from stomachers and tightly laced stays worn during the 1700s and transitioned into corsets that were less formed and far more comfortable. Wearing the correct underclothing was essential for keeping garments in place and giving the best fashion display. Corsets worn during Jane Austen’s lifetime. Corsets or stays transitioning from 1700s into 1800s and worn during Jane Austen’s lifetime. https://books2read.com/SuziLoveCorsetBook16

Corsets 1790-1810 History Notes Book 16 This book shows how supporting underclothing moved away from stomachers and tightly laced stays worn during the 1700s and transitioned into corsets that were less formed and far more comfortable. Wearing the correct underclothing was essential for keeping garments in place and giving the best fashion display. Corsets worn during Jane Austen's lifetime. Corsets or stays transitioning from 1700s into 1800s and worn during Jane Austen's lifetime. https://books2read.com/SuziLoveCorsetBook16
Corsets 1790-1810 History Notes Book 16 This book shows how supporting underclothing moved away from stomachers and tightly laced stays worn during the 1700s and transitioned into corsets that were less formed and far more comfortable. Wearing the correct underclothing was essential for keeping garments in place and giving the best fashion display. Corsets worn during Jane Austen’s lifetime. Corsets or stays transitioning from 1700s into 1800s and worn during Jane Austen’s lifetime. https://books2read.com/SuziLoveCorsetBook16
1815-1825 ca. Back lacing, hand embroidered cotton sateen corset. Entirely hand sewn, cotton cord bones, dark cream embroidered flowers, centre front busk channel, bone eyelets and with the monogram 'MS' embroidered  twice. via Augusta Auctions. augusta-auction.com
815-1825 ca. Back lacing, hand embroidered cotton sateen corset. Entirely hand sewn, cotton cord bones, dark cream embroidered flowers, centre front busk channel, bone eyelets and with the monogram ‘MS’ embroidered twice. via Augusta Auctions. augusta-auction.com

Reader or Writer of Jane Austen and the Regency Era? Want to know about the corsets? #Regency #Corset #JaneAusten

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