Love Jane Austen? Reader Or Writer of Regency Era stories? Mourning and riding fashion, dresses, hats, shoes, reticules or bags, underclothing and fashion accessories. books2read.com/SuziLoveFashionWomen1815-1819 History Notes 28 Fashion Women 1815-1819.
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.
1817 June Blue Riding Costume, English. Loose riding habit with a train on the skirt, high white neck frill on the shirt underneath, and rows of decoration on the shoulders and cuffs of the habit jacket, an extra high hat with multiple plumes, or, feathers and gloves. Fashion Plate via The Lady’s Magazine Or Entertaining Companion for the Fair Sex.
Male tailors made most women’s riding habits during the Regency years and they were constructed similarly to men’s riding outfits. Generally in two pieces, a jacket and a skirt, and with a shirt with a frilled collar or front opening underneath. The trains of a habit could be caught up for walking, usually with a button and loop, and unhooked and let down so that the skirt flowed over the woman’s legs when she rode side saddle. Due to the numerous wars during the early 1800s, it was seen as patriotic for women to add military style touches to outfits in support of military men. The shoulder and cuff trims resemble the epaulettes and coat trims of a military uniform.
1817 June Blue Riding Habit and Plumed Hat, English. #Regency #JaneAusten #Fashion
1812 June Couple In Fashionable Walking Dress, English. Lady wears a green cape and hat over a high-waisted, or Empire style, white dress with a pink parasol. Man wears a tailcoat over fawn breeches, yellow gloves, black shoes and hat and a walking stick. Fashion Plate via The Lady’s Magazine Or Entertaining Companion for the Fair Sex.
By the end of the 18th century, tailored garments for both men and women were replaced by styles made for ease and comfort, resulting in the neoclassical style of the 1780s. Inspired in part by the statuary of ancient Greece and Rome, the new fashion was epitomized 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.
1812 June Couple In Fashionable Walking Dress, English. #Regency #Fashion #JaneAusten
1815 February Carriage Dress, English. High-waisted light brown dress tied under her bust, a pretty pink shawl, high hat with a brown plumes, or feathers, gloves and shoes.Typical of the ensembles worn when going out in a carriage in the early 1800s, or in Jane Austen’s times. A hat to protect her complexion, an Empire style outdoor dress with a full skirt to make it easier for ascending and descending from the carriage, a shawl for warmth, plus the essentials of gloves and outdoor shoes. Fashion Plate via The Lady’s Magazine Or Entertaining Companion for the Fair Sex.
1815 February High-Waisted Carriage Dress and Pink Shawl. #Regency #JaneAusten #Fashion
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