The weather is cooling down but the fashions are hotting up.
What could be more Regency than this striped gown?
From Ackermann's November 1816
A lilac and white striped gauze dress over a white satin slip; the bottom of the skirt is ornamented with five rows of white silk trimming of a very light and elegant description: it has just been introduced, and the pattern has more novelty than any thing we have seen for some time: a single flounce of deep blond lace completes the trimming.
The body is also very novel; the upper part is formed of lace, and the lower of gauze, to correspond with the dress: the latter is quite tight to the shape, but the former has an easy fullness, which forms the shape in a manner extremely advantageous to the figure.
The sleeve is short and very full; it is composed of lace, looped high, and finished by a trimming to correspond with that on the skirt.
The hair is full dressed, without any ornament.
Necklace, cross, armlets and bracelets of rubies. White satin slippers, and white kid gloves.
I like this gown, very pretty and flattering. Get out your rubies, ladies!
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