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”.

Regency Advertisements: Nevermind the Bungling Imitations

From the 1818 Ackermann’s Repository…patented self-adjusting trusses. Don’t be fooled by the bungling imitators 🙂

Regency Fashion: Winter Carriage Dress and French Carriage Dress

Appearing in the February 1818 edition of La Belle Assemblee, these exquisite carriage dresses are everything I have ever wanted in a coat. The French “celestial” blue with its military Brandebourg fastenings is jaunty and elegant…who would’ve thought you could be both at once?! The swansdown trimmed striped carriage dress, on the other hand, is just the right level of dashing. And how I love … Expand

Regency Culture and Society: Where is a good husband to be found?

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Published in a column called “The Listener” in the January 1816 edition of La Belle Assemblee, writer Georgiana begs the question “Where is a good husband to be found?” This cautionary tale seems to suggest that whether for love, money, or in an abundance of caution, even the most benign of suitors can turn into a monster of a husband.