Saturday, June 19, 2010

Regency Fashion For June

by Michele Ann Young

Counting down to the issue of the Mammoth Book of Regency Romance next month (July). Always an exciting time for an author.
To refresh your memory, my title is Remember.

All right, so it is Saturday and I feel a little light headed.

By the way, how do you like this new template.  I thought it was nice and easy to read. Makes a change, don't you think?


The evening gown on the left is from Ackeman's June 1817.
 
I do not have a description from the magazine to share with you, but once again it clearly shows how the fashions changed from the simple lines, early in the regency to the almost bell like skirt and heavy trim of this gown.

I love the petal shape trim beneath the garland of roses around the hem, which starts by the way at the knee. Also the headress is quite startlingly high.

Look at the contrast with this 1811 Parisien Ball Gown. This too has roses around the hem, but the line is much more free flowing and elegant. Almost acceptable for today.

Thant's from me, next up will be Flora and Fauna and then we will go back to our adventures in London.

Until next time, Happy Rambles.