Regency Fashions: Walking Dress and Morning Dress

From the April 1818 La Belle Assemblee, these gowns are perfect for the “motley display of winter, spring and almost summer” of April in Town. I have included the excerpts on General Fashion Observations and a list of gowns made for Princess Elizabeth:

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