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”.

Jennie Gallant (Joan Smith): Lady Hathaway’s House Party

Lady Hathaway must have been mad to invite both of them. The greatest fool in the world knew that one did not ask the Duke and Duchess of Avondale to the same party. The Duchess of Avondale – Belle to her friends – was absolutely finished with her marriage to the Duke. Not only did he tease her about her country ways but she had … Expand