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.

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 Fashion: Costume for Dinner Parties and Evening Dress

Appearing in the February 1816 La Belle Assemblee, these two evening gowns were perfect for the gadabout young lady. Included are some little hints about dress and fashion, including the tidbit that white dresses will “ever be the most prevailing breakfast costume”.