Regency Fashion History

1800-1845 Costume Fashion History

Regency to Romantic

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Regency era to Romantic era

The clothes, the hairstyles and the hats between 1800 and 1840.  This is the era of Jane Austen's gentlewoman

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Regency Taste

From the taste and pastimes of Jane Austen's Regency gentlewomen, to the world of Bath Spa and Brighton Pavilion.

The importance of John Nash in the naming of Regency England.

Updated Feb 2009 with more images.

Regency Fashion

Napoleon Bonaparte's influence on fashion styles and decoration on dress. Josephine one of the most famous trendsetters in fashion history. Followed by a passion for Anglomania.

The fashion history of the Pelisse, Spencer and Redingote styles.

Updated Feb 2009. Added many more Regency and Empire fashion plate images showing the silhouette changes 1799 -1825.

1800 Accessories

A fashion history of the most used accessories of the Regency Era.  Tippets, Kashmir shawls, Reticules and hats.

Updated Feb 2009 added more Regency Accessory images.

Hair and Hats 1800-1840

The Romantic Era 1825-1845

A new silhouette for fashion history with beret or gigot sleeves, Pelerine collars and Pelisses.

Underwear and Romantic fashion hats. 

Identifying the date of dresses of the Romantic era compared with dresses of the 1890s.

Social Changes Before 1815

Social history of the Agricultural and Industrial Revolutions highlighting new working conditions.

 Agricultural smocks.

Latest Fashion Trends for Winter 2012



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