Regency Fashion: Evening Dress and French Court Dress

These beautiful plates appeared in the March 1818 issue of La Belle Assemblee, along with descriptions of several court dresses worn at the drawing room. I have included them because it provides a great resource on just how fussy court dresses would’ve been!

Regency Travel: The Prevalence of Conveyances

The History of Coaches, George Athelstane Thrupp To round out a month full of tidbits about travelling around in the Regency, I snipped the info below from a book called The History of Coaches. The increase in coaches definitely indicates a rising middle class, as well as perhaps more efficiency in manufacturing coaches thus making it more affordable. Although many of these would have been … Expand

Regency Reader Questions: Yellow Bounders and the Four Horse Club

Some articles and blogs claim that all chaises and post chaises must be yellow. However, the only requirement I’ve found or a particular color of any carriage is one from the Four Horse Club, that a member’s barouche must be yellow. So… Why always yellow for the chaise? The cracking of the whips, the thundering of hooves…the dashing yellow bounder rattling along the roads must’ve … Expand