Regency Advertisements: Fashionable Silks

Appearing in the July 1817 Ackermann’s Repository, this ad for low priced silks on Hanway street from the latest French patterns. Hanway Street, near Tottenham Court Road, was originally formed in the early 18th century and was largely occupied by shopkeepers and tradesmen.  Today, it features many “offbeat” coffee bars, clubs and restaurants (https://blogs.ucl.ac.uk/survey-of-london/tag/hanway-street/). According to Johnstone’s London Commercial Guide and Street Directory (1817), Samiel … Expand

Regency Fashion: Evening and Carriage Dresses

These gowns and general fashionable observations appeared in the July 1818 edition of Ackermann’s Repository.  Both examples of mourning attire, the heavy embellishments offer some liveliness absent from the somber colors.

Regency Fashion: Morning and Evening Fashionable Dresses

This evening dress and half dress appeared in the June 1820 issue of Lady’s Monthly Museum.  Included in the text are trends of colors, hints on hats, and descriptions of the gowns.