1809 White Walking Dress, French. Green paisley shawl, green shoes and close-fitting hat. Fashion Plate via Journal des Dames et des Modes, or Costume Parisien.
These lightweight white cotton dresses were fashionable in Jane Austen’s times, but they were certainly not warm when a lady was out walking or when riding in a carriage. Numerous outer layers could be added for warmth and to brighten and personalize an outfit. These might be an overdress, pelisse or redingote, hat, shawl, gloves, or large fur muff.
Definition Paisley Shawl: Made of intricately woven and delicate wool with a teardrop motif that originated in Persia and India.
Fashion Women 1805-1809 History Notes Book 26 What did Jane Austen and friends wear? This book looks at early 1800s fashions, which 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. https://books2read.com/SuziLoveFashionWomen1805-18091809 White cotton walking dress with a green paisley shawl and green shoes. #RegencyEra #JaneAusten #HistoricalFashion https://books2read.com/SuziLoveFashionWomen1805-1809 Click To Tweet