Love Jane Austen? Reader Or Writer of Regency Era stories? Mourning and riding fashion, dresses, hats, shoes, reticules or bags, underclothing and fashion accessories.
What did Jane Austen wear? This book looks at what was fashionable for women in the Georgian Era and at the end of the Regency Era in Britain and the reconstruction in Europe after the wars. Lifestyles were freer and fashions expressed this by becoming the focus of most women’s lives. A wardrobe full of opulent accessories was requisite. Includes mourning and riding fashion, dresses, hats, shoes, reticules or bags, underclothing, and fashion accessories. History Notes 28 Fashion Women 1815-1819. books2read.com/SuziLoveFashionWomen1815-1819
Toward the end of the Regency era, dancing dresses had higher hemlines that rose several inches above the ankle so ladies wouldn’t trip on their hens or flounces and make a spectacle of themselves. Day dresses generally had a higher neckline and long sleeves were preferred for daytime were during the colder months.
Black was worn for full mourning with various other colors were worn during the months of half mourning, including grey and mauve. However, as black dresses, black tunics, and black lace shawls were popular throughout the Regency years, it is often hard to decide what was definitely made for mourning and what was simply fashionable wear. Most fashion plates in this era were drawn by men, although women had also started creating fashion plates. Riding habits, coats and other outer wear were still being made by male tailors, but women were still usually the makers of dresses.
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