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1805-1810 High-Waisted Muslin Evening Gown and Printed Silk Shawl. #Regency #JaneAusten #Fashion

June 8, 2021

1805-1810 ca. High-waisted evening gown, French, and shawl. Typical of the dresses and shawls in the wardrobe of every woman in the times of Jane Austen. Evening dress of white muslin, embroidered all over in white cotton in French knots, with collar, hem, and centre stripe in chain stitch, low square neck adjusted with draw-cord, high waist, skirt gathered at back, short sleeves with vandyke trim.
Typical Neo-classical dress imitating Greek and Roman sculptures, white muslin fabric either
imported from India or made in Europe to imitate Indian materials. Scarf of knitted silk printed in
similar pattern to popular Indian cashmere shawls.


Typical Neo-classical dress imitating Greek and Roman sculptures, white muslin fabric either
imported from India or made in Europe to imitate Indian materials. Scarf of knitted silk printed in
similar pattern to popular Indian cashmere shawls. via Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK. collections.vam.ac.uk.

1805-1810 Gown and Shawl, French. High-waisted and short sleeves were typical of the Neo-classical dress of early 19th century, which imitated the Greek and Roman clothing seen in sculptures. White muslin fabrics were either imported from India or made in Europe to imitate Indian materials. Scarf of knitted silk printed in a pattern similar to ones used on Indian cashmere shawl. via Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK. collections.vam.ac.uk. suzilove.com
1805-1810 Gown and Shawl, French. High-waisted and short sleeves were typical of the Neo-classical dress of early 19th century, which imitated the Greek and Roman clothing seen in sculptures. White muslin fabrics were either imported from India or made in Europe to imitate Indian materials. Scarf of knitted silk printed in a pattern similar to ones used on Indian cashmere shawl. via Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK. collections.vam.ac.uk. suzilove.com

1805-1810 High-Waisted Muslin Evening Gown and Printed Silk Shawl. #Regency #JaneAusten #Fashion

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