Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Fashions for November 1823

Tuesday, November 5, 2013
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Loretta reports:

I know that many Regency dress aficionados find the 1820s fashions fussy and weird, but after dealing with my characters’ 1830s garb, with their vertical coiffures and sleeves the size of beer barrels, I find these 1823 fashions delightfully understated.

Some delicious accessories here.  I was taken by the lady in blue’s “large perspective eyeglass,” as well as the veil on the side of her hat.  This look was very fashionable.  And I’d love to see in real life the necklace the lady in lavender evening dress is wearing.  The illustration makes it look rather like a scarf, but the description promises a beautiful piece of jewelry, with the gold “Arabian talismanic ornaments,” and turquoise bead tassels.

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Fashions from La Belle Assemblée, November 1823


Deb Salisbury said...

I love that purple gown! I'm quite fond of 1820s fashions. They have more personality than the 1810s styles. :-)

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