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1815 Blue Walking Dress Or Redingote With Slashed Sleeves, English and French Versions. #Regency #JaneAusten #Fashion

May 5, 2021

1815 December Blue Walking Dress, English. Blue twilled sarsnet pelisse, or Redingote, with ribbon bows adorning the front. Decorated with white lace trim on neck, vertical front, and a border of leaves on the hem. Slashed sleeves at shoulders and wrists plus an elaborate collar would have been time consuming to make. Carrying a red shawl and with a high bonnet with a white plume, or feather. Fashion Plate via Rudolph Ackermann’s ‘The Repository of Arts’. 

1815 December Blue Walking Dress, English. Decorated with white lace trim on neck, vertical front, and hem. Carrying red shawl and with high plumed bonnet. Fashion Plate via Rudolph Ackermann's 'The Repository of Arts'.
1815 December Blue Walking Dress, English. Decorated with white lace trim on neck, vertical front, and hem. Carrying red shawl and with high plumed bonnet. Fashion Plate via Rudolph Ackermann’s ‘The Repository of Arts’.

Below is the French version of this pelisse but with a lady in a ball dress. Possibly another example of the English magazines ‘copying’ French designs.

1815 Ensembles French and English. White short length ball dress with tiny bodice and sleeves. Blue sarsnet Redingote, or pelisse, decorated with white lace trim and border of leaves, slashed sleeves at shoulders and wrists, elaborate collar, red shawl, high bonnet with white plume, or feather. Fashion Plate via Journal des Dames et des Modes, or Costume Parisien.

1815 Ensembles French and English. White short length ball dress with tiny bodice and sleeves. Blue sarsnet Redingote, or pelisse, decorated with white lace trim and border of leaves, slashed sleeves at shoulders and wrists, elaborate collar, red shawl, high bonnet with white plume, or feather. Fashion Plate via Journal des Dames et des Modes, or Costume Parisien.

1815 Ensembles French and English. White short length ball dress with tiny bodice and sleeves. Blue sarsnet Redingote, or pelisse, decorated with white lace trim and border of leaves, slashed sleeves at shoulders and wrists, elaborate collar, red shawl, high bonnet with white plume, or feather. Fashion Plate via Journal des Dames et des Modes, or Costume Parisien.


1815 Blue Walking Dress Or Redingote With Slashed Sleeves, English and French Versions. #Regency #JaneAusten #Fashion

1800-1815 ca. Sprigged Mull Dress. Typical white cotton high-waisted dress from early 1800s. #Regency #JaneAusten #Fashion

May 4, 2021

1800-1815 ca. Sprigged Mull Dress. Typical of the white cotton high-waisted dresses in vogue in the early 1800s. They replaced the more formal gowns from the end of the 18th Century and moved away from heavier and more decorative fabrics. This is the type of dress Jane Austen and her contemporaries would have worn on a daily basis. via Whitaker Auctions.

1800-1815 ca. Sprigged Mull Dress. Typical of the white cotton high-waisted dresses in vogue in the early 1800s. They replaced the more formal gowns from the end of the 18th Century and moved away from heavier and more decorative fabrics. via Whitaker Auctions.
1800-1815 ca. Sprigged Mull Dress. Typical of the white cotton high-waisted dresses in vogue in the early 1800s. They replaced the more formal gowns from the end of the 18th Century and moved away from heavier and more decorative fabrics. via Whitaker Auctions.

1800-1815 ca. Sprigged Mull Dress. Typical white cotton high-waisted dress from early 1800s. #Regency #JaneAusten #Fashion

1817 December Black Bombazine Walking Mourning Dress English. #RegencyEra #Mourning #Fashion

May 3, 2021

1817 December Black Walking Mourning Dress, English. Black bombazine dress with a black crepe hem, with tight bodice wrapping across to the right side, trimmed with a piping of black crape that looks like braiding and finished by rosettes of crape, in the center of each of which is a small jet ornament. Long sleeves trimmed similarly at the wrists, half-sleeve of a new form trimmed with crape, high standing collar displaying a mourning ruff. Claremont bonnet, named because it is the same shape as one worn by the Princess, whose home with her husband, Prince Leopold, was called Claremont. Black crape over black sarsnet and lined with double white crape. Low crown but large front and tastefully finished by black crape with a bunch of crape flowers on one side. Black shamois gloves, and black shoes. “We have again to acknowledge our obligations to the lady who favored us last month; and we understand that the dresses from which our prints this month have been taken were also purchased from Mrs. Bell of St. James’s-street.” Fashion Plate via Rudolph Ackermann’s ‘The Repository of Arts’.

Mrs. Bell ‘invented’ fashion plates and as well as publishing in La Belle assemblee, she also sold them to other magazines. Hence the crossover we often see where the same plate, or a similar version, appears in different magazines.

1817 December Black Walking Mourning Dress, English. Black bombazine dress with a black crepe hem, with tight bodice wrapping across to the right side, trimmed with a piping of black crape that looks like braiding and finished by rosettes of crape, in the center of each of which is a small jet ornament. Long sleeves trimmed similarly at the wrists, half-sleeve of a new form trimmed with crape, high standing collar displaying a mourning ruff. Claremont bonnet, named because it is the same shape as one worn by the Princess, whose home with her husband, Prince Leopold, was called Claremont. Black crape over black sarsnet and lined with double white crape. Low crown but large front and tastefully finished by black crape with a bunch of crape flowers on one side. Black shamois gloves, and black shoes. “We have again to acknowledge our obligations to the lady who favored us last month; and we understand that the dresses from which our prints this month have been taken were also purchased from Mrs. Bell of St. James’s-street.” Fashion Plate via Rudolph Ackermann's 'The Repository of Arts'.
1817 December Black Walking Mourning Dress, English. Black bombazine dress with a black crepe hem, with tight bodice wrapping across to the right side. Fashion Plate via Rudolph Ackermann’s ‘The Repository of Arts’.

1817 December Black Bombazine Walking Mourning Dress English. #RegencyEra #Mourning #Fashion

“Know your own happiness. Want for nothing but patience – or give it a more fascinating name: Call it hope.” Jane Austen Sense and Sensibility (1811) #JaneAusten #Quote #Regency

May 3, 2021

“Know your own happiness. Want for nothing but patience – or give it a more fascinating name: Call it hope.” Jane Austen Sense and Sensibility (1811)

"Know your own happiness. Want for nothing but patience - or give it a more fascinating name: Call it hope.” Jane Austen Sense and Sensibility (1811) #JaneAusten #Quote #Regency
“Know your own happiness. Want for nothing but patience – or give it a more fascinating name: Call it hope.” Jane Austen Sense and Sensibility (1811) #JaneAusten #Quote #Regency

“Know your own happiness. Want for nothing but patience – or give it a more fascinating name: Call it hope.” Jane Austen Sense and Sensibility (1811) #JaneAusten #Quote #Regency

Love gorgeous fashions from Jane Austen years? Take a look at what women wore and carried around 1800. #Regency #JaneAusten #nonfiction

May 3, 2021

Fashion Women 1800 By Suzi Love History Notes Book 12 #Regency #Fashion Love gorgeous historical women’s fashions? Take a look at what women wore and carried in 1800 in Europe and around the world. books2read.com/SuziLoveFashionWomen1800

Fashion Women 1800 By Suzi Love History Notes Book Love gorgeous historical women's fashions? Take a look at what women wore and carried in 1800 in Europe and around the world. books2read.com/SuziLoveFashionWomen1800
Fashion Women 1800 By Suzi Love History Notes Book 12 #Regency #Fashion Love gorgeous historical women’s fashions? Take a look at what women wore and carried in 1800 in Europe and around the world. books2read.com/SuziLoveFashionWomen1800
  • Women’s dress changed dramatically after 1785. The rich fabrics and complicated, formal shapes of the late 18th century gave way to simple, light fabrics that draped easily. These new gowns achieved something of the effect of the simple tunics shown on classical Greek and Roman statues and vases. Inspired in part by the statuary of ancient Greece and Rome, the new fashion was epitomised by light cotton gowns falling around the body in an unstructured way, held around the high waist with a simple sash and accompanied by a soft shawl draped around exposed shoulders. This style was ideal for the Indian imports like Kashmiri shawls and Bengali muslin, as used in this embroidered gown. Championed by such influential figures as Emma Hamilton in England and Madame Récamier in France, the so-called ‘Empire’ style catapulted Indian muslin into the forefront of fashion.
  • Empire Dress: Owes its name, physical emancipation, popularity, and even its sexiness to France. In this English example, French style is slavishly followed in the gown’s high waist and modish stripes.
  • 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.
  • Inspired in part by the statuary of ancient Greece and Rome, the new fashion was epitomised by light cotton gowns falling around the body in an unstructured way, held around the high waist with a simple sash and accompanied by a soft shawl draped around exposed shoulders. This style was ideal for the Indian imports like Kashmiri shawls and Bengali muslin, as used in this embroidered gown. Championed by such influential figures as Emma Hamilton in England and Madame Récamier in France, the so-called ‘Empire’ style catapulted Indian muslin into the forefront of fashion.

Love gorgeous fashions from Jane Austen years? Take a look at what women wore and carried around 1800. #Regency #JaneAusten #nonfiction books2read.com/SuziLoveFashionWomen1800

1807 Lady Wearing At-Home Costume and Smelling the Flowers. #Regency #JaneAusten #Fashion

May 3, 2021

1807 Lady Wearing At-Home Costume, French. Relaxed attire of white, Empire style, high-waisted at-home dress, hat, and shawl.  Smelling the flowers. Jane Austen and her family and friends would have worn this style of dress. Fashion Plate via Journal des Dames et des Modes, or Costume Parisien.

Typical outfit worn at home in the morning when at home and to be seen only by family or close friends. A lady might wear this while writing having breakfast, writing letters, or reading. Called by the various names of Undress, to At-Home dress, or Morning dress, it is the most relaxed ensemble a lady will wear all day. 

1807 Lady Wearing At-Home Costume, French. Relaxed attire of white, Empire style, high-waisted at-home dress, hat, and shawl. Smelling the flowers. Fashion Plate via Journal des Dames et des Modes, or Costume Parisien.
1807 Lady Wearing At-Home Costume, French. Relaxed attire of white, Empire style, high-waisted at-home dress, hat, and shawl. Smelling the flowers. Fashion Plate via Journal des Dames et des Modes, or Costume Parisien.

1807 Lady Wearing At-Home Costume and Smelling the Flowers. #Regency #JaneAusten #Fashion1 #Regency #JaneAusten #Fashion

Fashion Must Haves In Jane Austen’s Times: Reticules, Spencers, Redingotes. History Notes Series Books 3, 4, and 5. #Regency #JaneAusten #Georgian #Victorian

May 3, 2021
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/suzilovePelisse
Fashion Must Haves In Jane Austen’s Times: Reticules, Spencers, Redingotes. History Notes Series Books 3, 4, and 5.
  • Reticule Or Bag: Purse, often with a drawstring to pull closed and usually made of cloth or covered cardboard and often decorated with beading or embroidery. Carried by a woman during the Regency period to carry all their daily necessities. in the place of pockets.
  • Spencer: Short jacket, cropped at the waist, worn over a dress, or gown. Delicate and regency dresses provided so little protection from the cold, so over garments were essential for warmth, modesty and good health.
  • Pelisse Or redingote Or Walking Dress: Coat worn over clothing of both sexes for warmth and protection from the elements.

Fashion Must Haves In Jane Austen’s times: Reticules, Spencers, Redingotes. History Notes Series Books 3, 4, and 5. #Regency #JaneAusten #Georgian #Victorian books2read.com/suziloveReticules books2read.com/suziloveSpencers

1806 Lavender Morning Dress and Lorgnette or Looking Glass .#Regency #JaneAusten #Fashion

May 2, 2021

1806 Lavender Morning Dress, French. High-waisted dress with short puffed sleeves over a white spotted bodice, Lorgnette or Looking Glass and holding a straw hat. Jane Austen and her family and friends would have worn this style of dress. Fashion Plate via Journal des Dames et des Modes, or Costume Parisien.

1806 Lavender Morning Dress, French. High-waisted dress with short puffed sleeves over a white spotted bodice, Lorgnette or Looking Glass and holding a straw hat. Fashion Plate via Journal des Dames et des Modes, or Costume Parisien.
1806 Lavender Morning Dress, French. High-waisted dress with short puffed sleeves over a white spotted bodice, Lorgnette or Looking Glass and holding a straw hat. Fashion Plate via Journal des Dames et des Modes, or Costume Parisien.

1806 Lavender Morning Dress and Lorgnette or Looking Glass .#Regency #JaneAusten #Fashion

1815 July Blue Walking Dress With Crossover Back Straps and Cute Sun Hat. #Regency #JaneAusten #Fashion

May 2, 2021

1815 July Walking Dress, English. Aqua blue walking dress with crossover straps at the back over a white bodice and with a cute sun hat with a scarf for decoration and with a matching shawl. Fashion Plate via The Lady’s Magazine Or Entertaining Companion for the Fair Sex.

1815 July Walking Dress, English. Aqua blue walking dress with crossover straps at the back over a white bodice and with a cute sun hat with a scarf for decoration and with a matching shawl. Fashion Plate via The Lady's Magazine Or Entertaining Companion for the Fair Sex.
1815 July Walking Dress, English. Aqua blue walking dress with crossover straps at the back over a white bodice and with a cute sun hat with a scarf for decoration and with a matching shawl. Fashion Plate via The Lady’s Magazine Or Entertaining Companion for the Fair Sex.

1815 White 1815 July Blue Walking Dress With Crossover Back Straps and Cute Sun Hat. #Regency #JaneAusten #Fashion

Regency Era Overview: Images, information, funny anecdotes give overview of life in Jane Austen’s times or early 1800s. #Regency #JaneAusten #BritishHistory #peerage

May 2, 2021

Historic images, historical information, and funny anecdotes give an overview of life in the early 1800s. Information for history buffs and pictures to help readers and writers of historical fiction visualize the people and places of the long Regency period. https://books2read.com/suziloveROver Regency Overview Regency Life Series Book 1 by Suzi Love.

The Regency Life Series By Suzi Love depicts the ups and downs of life in the early 1800’s, or Jane Austen’s years, or the Regency Era. Fun pictures, historical information, and funny anecdotes show how people fill their days, where they go and with whom they spend their time. These light-hearted looks at the longer Regency years are an easy to read overview of what people did and wore, and where they worked and played. Plenty of information for history buffs and lots of pictures help readers and writers of historical fiction visualize the last years of the 18th Century until Queen Victoria took the throne.

Regency Era Overview: Images, information and funny anecdotes give an overview of life in Jane Austen’s times or early 1800s. #Regency #JaneAusten #BritishHistory https://books2read.com/suziloveROver

Regency Era Overview: Images, information and funny anecdotes give an overview of life in Jane Austen's times or early 1800s. #Regency #JaneAusten #BritishHistory
Regency Era Overview: Images, information and funny anecdotes give an overview of life in Jane Austen’s times or early 1800s. #Regency #JaneAusten #BritishHistory
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