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

Regency Fashion: Morning and Evening Dress

These lovely gowns appeared in the May 1818 issue of La Belle Assemblee as fashions for June. I have included the excerpt of Cabinet of Taste as it talks more about Parisian fashions.

Regency Fashion: Carriage and Evening Dresses

A bit later than typical fashion features, I found this lovely plate from March 1828’s Ladys’ Monthly Museum that I couldn’t resist sharing. I adore the added hat details and precious sprigs of flowers that nearly jump off the page with life.

Regency Reader Questions: Hyde Park and Driving in the Dark

Question: All the schedules I can find indicate that one called on acquaintances at 5 pm or later.  And that the “fashionable hour” was from about 4:30 to 7:30 pm. If the Season was basically winter, that means people were shopping and promenading driving in Hyde Park in the dark. In dark and dreary weather. Yet no one says, these things happened in the dark … Expand