- Why Do We Have No Pockets? The Regency Removed Them How frustrating is it having no pockets? Very. Just need to take your keys and a phone out with you that day? Don’t want the inconvenience of having to take a bag with you? Too bad, you’ll still need a bag of some kind because very few women’s clothes have pockets in, and those that …
- Make Your Own Virtual Georgian Wig Before the relatively demure fashions of the Regency period came into Vogue, the Georgian ladies (and gentleman to a lesser degree) reveled in creating the most outlandish and elaborate wigs. To do this they built the hair up using padding and hair pieces and then gooey pastes from pig’s fat were used to keep it …
- Reasons Why Regency Fashion Rocks! Reasons Why Regency Fashion Rocks!
Forget modern day ripped jeans and body-con dresses – fashions in the Regency era hold the prize for style in our eyes. The Jane Austen News recently came across a blog that reminded us of a few of the reasons why we love Regency dress, so we thought we’d share them …
- Jane Austen’s Bracelet Create your own bracelet like the one on display at Chawton Cottage
- Shapewear Nightmare – Regency Underwear Shapewear Nightmare
A wonderful article on the (im)practicalities of underwear, from the Regency period through to the modern day likes of the Wonderbra.
Kindly reproduced here with permission from its author, Laurie Viera Rigler, who is also the author of the popular Jane Austen Addict novels.
It may be the third millennium, but not much has changed* since the …
- The Jane Austen Topaz Cross
In response to huge demand, the Jane Austen Gift Shop is delighted to announce this beautiful replica of Jane Austen’s topaz cross pendant. Many months in the making, it is on sale now!
Along with her turquoise ring, the topaz cross must be the most iconic jewellery item associated with Jane, and it’s of especial relevance …
- The Journal of Eveline Helm, Part Five – At the Assembly Rooms, at last! Dear Reader,
I hope that this journal of my time in Bath should prove to be helpful to you. In reading it may you be spared the numerous faux pas and embarrassments that I was not. I truly feel that if this work should prevent even one other young lady from public ridicule in the …
- Regency Caps: Draped and Ruffled “I have made myself two or three caps to wear in the evenings since I came home, and they save me a world of torment as to hair-dressing!”
Jane Austen, 1798
Ladies’ Regency Caps, by Laura Boyle
Caps have been worn by men and women from before time was recorded. By the Regency, however, they had become feminine …
- A Ballgown for April, 1812 Fashion plates were one way of keeping Au Courant with the latest styles
- Parasols The exquisite creamy complexion of the Regency maid, though a far cry from the powdered beauties of the previous century, required much care, if one wished to avoid a sunburn or freckles. One need only recall the Bingley sisters’ disdain at Elizabeth Bennet’s “brown” complexion, gained from her summer travels to acknowledge that the bonnet …
- An Examination of Regency Petticoats Learn about proper Regency underpinnings, including petticoats, stays and shifts…
- Tambour Work … another way to embellish the white-on-white gowns popular during the Regency
- Polemoscope: Georgian “Jealousy Glasses” How To Spy On A Suitor Without Looking Like You’re Trying…
- A Little Sea Bathing Would Set me up Forever! The Sea air and Sea Bathing together were nearly infallible, one or the other of them being a match for every Disorder…
- Smocking: A Stitch in Time A lovely way to embellish gowns, aprons, and more.
- John Heathcoat and the Muslin and Net Period Vic Sanborn describes the details of Regency “net” dresses
- Regency Mourning: An In-depth Look The Rites and Rituals of Regency Mourning
- From Classic to Romantic: Changes in the Regency Silhouette Vic Sanborn dissects the ever changing Regency Silhouette
- The Chemisette Meeting Modesty’s requirements…
- Corsets and Drawers: A Look at Regency Underwear The Evolution of Lingerie
- Maternity fashions in Regency England The History of Maternity Wear
- Riding Habits throughout History The Properly Attired Horsewoman
- Colours of the Regency Fashionable shades for Regency dress
- Regency Shoes The evolution of women’s footwear
- Nightgowns and Underthings What the Regency Fashionable Slept In
- To Whiten Silk Stockings, Blacking for Shoes …only quality goods for Jane Austen
- Court Gowns: Dressing the Part Presentation at the Queen’s Court, essential to a young lady’s coming out, required it’s own form of fashion.
- Walking Dresses Worn out to see and be seen in…
- Dressing for Mourning in the Regency The rules and fashions of Regency mourning
- Cloaks, Capes, Pelisses and Spencers: Outerwear for Regency Ladies
- Undress, Half Dress, Full Dress: Making Sense of It All The Gowns in Elizabeth Bennet’s Wardrobe….
- Preparations for a Ball: Regency Style An excerpt by author Linore Rose Burkard
- Some Regency Fashions for May A variety of Fashion Plates taken from magazines of the day
- Dressing for the Seaside What to wear at a fashionable Regency Resort
- Fashion for Kensington Gardens An “Explaination of the Prints of Fashion: August 1807” from La Belle Assembl
- And the Bride Wore… Regency wedding gowns and colors
- Modesty and the Regency Miss Was it really fashionable to be “expensively and nakedly dressed”?
- Afternoon Dress The appeal of the promenade dress…
- Evening Gowns A collection of period fashion plates with descriptions
- Dresssing for the Opera What fashionable ladies wore to the Theatre
- Fashionable Ballgowns An array of popular styles from 1800-1824
- Muffs and Tippets Keeping snug in colder weather…
- The Masked Ball The History, the Costumes, the Drama!
- 18th & 19th Century Whitework Embroidery Gorgeous treatment for the plainest of fabrics…
- Fashions for October 1807 from La Belle Assemblee “General Observations on the Most Prevailing Fashions…”
- Court Dresses for ‘the Birth-day’ of the King Take a peek into the Royal Drawing Room!
- Fashions from December and January Fashion plates from The Lady’s Monthly Museum
- Dressing Elizabeth Bennet|Regency Undergarments A New Exhibit at the Jane Austen Centre
- Spencers, Shawls, Pelisses and More Regency Outerwear
- A Tour of Regency Fashion: Day and Evening Dress Regency Fiction Writer Ammanda McCabe examines high fashion during the early 19th century.
- A Lady’s Evening Ensemble Evening gown at the Jane Austen Centre
- Gloves Use of gloves during the Regency Era
- The Importance Of Wearing White – The White Regency Gown Why does Jane Austen’s Miss Tilney always wear white?