1810 ca Spectacles Or Eye Glasses, British. Fashion accessories as worn by both men and women in the time of Jane Austen. via Museum Of London museumoflondon.org. https://books2read.com/SuziLoveFashionMen1800-18191810 ca Spectacles Or Eye Glasses, British. #RegencyEra #BritishHistory #Fashion https://books2read.com/SuziLoveFashionMen1800-1819 Click To Tweet
Lover of Bridgerton and Jane Austen fashions? What was fashionable for their outer wear? Different names in different countries: Pelisse, Redingote, Or Walking Dress. #Regency #Fashion #History http://books2read.com/suzilovePelisse
The Pelisse or Redingote was essentially a coat or robe like garment worn both indoors and out. Worn indoors open to reveal a dress, the outdoor version was made of heavier materials and of darker colors than the type worn indoors. The name comes from the term ‘riding coat.’ In the Georgian Era, Redingotes were worn by men, women and children when outdoors and especially as part of a riding costume by both sexes.
In England, the Pelisse was the main sort of fashionable outerwear, or coat, for women in the Regency Era, or Jane Austen’s times. Though this sort of coat was popular from the late 1700s until around 1850. In the early 1800s, this sort of Empire style coat reached the hip or knee but around 1810 the Pelisse lengthened to become a full length coat. Around 1812, the Pelisse often had a broad, cape-like collar with fur trim and thanks to the Napoleonic Wars and an avid interest in all things military, a Pelisse took on a military look with epaulettes and braiding very popular.
While the terms Redingote and Pelisse are often used interchangeably, Pelisse and Walking Dress and Carriage Costume were the names used in English Fashion Plates, whereas French Fashion Plates refer to the longer style of coats as a Redingote and the shorter shoulder capes worn by military men as a Pelisse.Lover of Bridgerton and Jane Austen fashions? Coats had different names in different countries: Pelisse, Redingote, Or Walking Dress. #Bridgerton #RegencyFashion #JaneAusten http://books2read.com/suzilovePelisse Click To Tweet
1800s Early Women’s Fashions By Suzi Love. Dresses, hats, muff, parasol, cape, reticule or bag and shoes. Typical of the outfits worn by Jane Austen and her contemporaries for daytime and evening activities. An Empire style, or high-waisted white cotton dress worn under a Spencer or short jacket, a Redingote, or coat, for warmth and with pretty hats, shawls and shoes.1800s Early Women's Fashions Collage By Suzi Love. #Regency #JaneAusten #Fashion. https://books2read.com/SuziLoveFashionWomen1801-1804 Click To Tweet
1800-1815 ca. Fan of Bone and Silk, French. Jane Austen and her family and friends would have carried this style of fan when attending assemblies, musical evenings and balls. Metropolitan Museum New York City, U.S.A. metmuseum.org1800-1815 ca. Fan of Bone and Silk, French. #Regency #JaneAusten #Fan https://books2read.com/SuziLoveFashion1810-1814 Click To Tweet
1818 December Morning and Evening Dresses, possibly for mourning as Princess Charlotte died in 1817. Published by Dean and Munday, Threadneedle Street, London, U.K.
Walking Dress is a plain high dress of black bombazine with long sleeves. Skirt trimmed on hem with a broad bias piece of black crape with narrow puffing of black crape. Sleeve hem has three narrow puffings of black crape. Fastens in front and ornamented on the bust with black crape, no collar but a very full mourning ruff of clear muslin. Over this dress is a Spanish coat of fine black Merino, cut tight to the body, short in the waist and trimmed with a row of black buttons on each side of the bust. Black velvet collar is finished round the edge with black crape, long sleeves of an easy fullness and trimmed at the wrist the same as the collar. Very tasteful epaulette is a mixture of black velvet and crape. Skirt is slightly full, trimmed up the fronts and round the hem with a broad band of black velvet, edged on each side by narrow rouleaux of black crape.
Dinner Dress is of black crape over a black sarsnet slip with a gored skirt, trimmed on the hem with black crape flounces, lower very narrow and higher considerably broader and surmounted by another narrow one. They are scalloped and finished at the edge by black satin, narrow rouleau of the same material heads top and bottom flounce. Corsage of black satin cut very low round the bust and waist and bust finished French style with points of black crape. Short full sleeve of black satin with three falls of black crape on the shoulder. Via Lady’s Monthly Museum ~ Dean & Mundy, Threadneedle Street, London, UK.
1818 December Morning and Evening Dresses, Possibly For Mourning. #Bridgerton #JaneAusten #RegencyFashion #HistoricalFashion #Mourning https://books2read.com/SuziLoveFashionWomen1815-1819 Click To Tweet
What did Jane Austen and friends wear? Early 1800s fashions were elegant and pretty with high waists and fabrics that were almost transparent. These Empire style gowns, named after Napoleon’s first Empress, became popular throughout Europe, and were then copied around the world. Colorful outwear was added to make an ensemble more attractive and warmer. History Notes Book 26 Fashion Women 1805-1809.
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.What did Jane Austen wear? Her family and friends wore elegant and pretty fashions in the early 1800s. #RegencyFashion #JaneAusten #HistoricalFashion books2read.com/SuziLoveFashionWomen1805-1809 Click To Tweet
1823 Couple In Evening Costumes, French. Short length dancing dress of white gauze, short sleeves, pink ribbon trim, flowers, parure, or jewelry set, dancing shoes and hair in a bandeau. Man in half dress of black tailcoat, yellow vest, short length white trousers, high white
cravat, blue fob, and curled hair style. via Modes Francaises L’Indiscreet, France.
1823 Couple In Evening Costumes, French. #RegencyFashion #RomanticEra #HistoricalFashion https://books2read.com/SuziLoveFashionMen1800-1819 Click To Tweet
“Laugh as much as you choose, but you will not laugh me out of my opinion.” Jane Austen Pride and Prejudice Quote. (1813)"To be fond of dancing was a certain step towards falling in love." Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice, 1813 #JaneAusten #RegencyEra #Quote https://books2read.com/SuziLoveFashion1810-1814 Click To Tweet
1800 White Walking Dress, English. Worn with a full length bronze wrap and matching turban. Engraved Plate via Rudolph Ackermann’s ‘The Repository’ of Arts.
The Empire dress which evolved in the late 1790s began as a chemise shift gathered under the breasts and at the neck. Named after the First Empire in France, by 1800 Empire dresses had a very low décolleté, or neckline and a short narrow backed bodice attached to a separate skirt. Skirts started directly under the bust and flowed into the classical relaxed wide styles of Greece and Rome. This style of dress is associated with Jane Austen and her contemporaries as a simple cotton high-waisted dress was worn most days and accessorized according to the importance of the occasion.1800 Jane Austen style White Walking Dress, English. Worn with a full length bronze wrap and matching turban. #RegencyEra #JaneAusten #HistoricalFashion books2read.com/SuziLoveFashionWomen180 Click To Tweet
1809 Hand Embroidered Cotton Muslin Dress, England. Hand-embroidered cotton muslin, cotton (bobbin lace), shell (button), linen tape Measurements 143.0 cm (centre back) 68.8 cm (sleeve length) Credit Line National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne. https://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/explore/collection/work/50825/1809 Empire Style, Or High-Waisted Hand Embroidered Cotton Muslin Dress, England. #JaneAusten #RegencyEra #Fashion https://books2read.com/SuziLoveFashionWomen1805-1809 Click To Tweet