woensdag 8 juli 2009

regency dress 1800

The ubiquitous sheer white dresses from the early 19th century give the impression that the Regency wardrobe lacked color. So it is a special to find a Regency dress in rich cranberry-red silk faille!

The dress is styled with a drop-front bodice, known as bib front or apron front. The bib attaches to the dress with pins on the sides—you can see marks on the fabric where the bib was originally pinned
Under the bib front is an ivory cotton underbodice that closes with ties

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