Saturday, August 4

History: Regency Fashions

The Gentlewomen of the Regency period temporarily abandoned tightly laced corsets in favour of a high-waisted, natural figure. The Empire Line was born. Although the Empire line was named after the First French Empire and not the British one.

The material used was often white muslin (almost transparent) although young ladies could also wear softer shades such as pinks, periwinkle blue, or lilacs.

The more mature matrons were advised to wear stronger colours such as Purple, black, crimson, deep blue or yellow.

Useful links to read more


Blog Template by : background by Babii Pink