Friday, February 23, 2018

Regency Fashion

April 1817

Walking Dress from Ackermann's Repository



       Muslin high dress, made at walking length; the skirt trimmed with a deep double flounce of muslin, poteted  round the edge, and worked in a light running pattern: the heading corresponds.

Over this dress is a spencer of blush-coloured figured sarsnet, made very short in the waist; the body is plain at top, but has a little fullness at the bottom of the waist. For the form of the front, which is tastefully ornamented with frogs, we refer our readers to our print. A small standing collar supports a double frill of lace round the throat. Plain long sleeves, finished at the wrist by frogs. 

Bonnet a la Flore, composed of satin to correspond with the spencer. The form of this bonnet is new and extremely pretty; the crown is oval, rather low, plain at the top, and full in the middle. The front, which is very deep is edged with an intermixture of blond and white silk cord. It is finished by pink strings, and a bunch of exotics in front. 

White kid gloves. Blush-coloured kid slippers.

I really like this one, the hem is lovely, though I am not quite so keen the collar. What do you think?