Regency Fashion: Walking and Full Dress

Appearing in the June 1804 The Lady’s Monthly Museum, these two gowns have the usual silhouette of Regency era gowns, with their princess waists and trimmed edged.  I am a bit befuddled by the habit shirt over a long sleeve gown, but the jaunty yellow hat is marvelous.

Regency Advertisements: Mrs. Reina is not dead! She’s making hats.

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                                    Appearing in the May 1817 Ackermann’s Repository, this ad clearly proclaims Mrs. Reina is alive and well and open for business in Great Newport-Street.

Regency Reader Questions: Glove Etiquette Part Three

“…If for some reason a woman was ungloved, proper etiquette called for the gentleman to remove his gloves before taking her hand, as it was discourtesy to behave otherwise.”When would a lady be ungloved? Even receiving, wouldn’t she be wearing gloves indoors? On the other hand, according to some articles on flirting I’ve read, ladies apparently took off their gloves at all times in order … Expand