This is a stunning Regency wedding gown of old-gold/cinnamon silk with a wide band of gold satin at the hem. It has short puff sleeves and a high waist with narrow band and pleated skirt. The whole gown appears to be hand-stitched and the bodice is part-lined. The back has no apparent fastening apart from one eye at waist-level, so was possibly pinned or stitched in position when worn. The gown appears to be in almost unused excellent condition but there is some mainly internal underarm staining so it has had a little wear. There is a very slight staining to the upper left bodice and some scattered pinholes. It is very tiny so must have been worn by an extremely petite lady as it does not close on a Size 6 mannequin (see image). This gown could be worn with care and also would be of interest for wear or study by those interested in Jane Austen re-enactments. This is a superb example of an elegant Regency gown, c1820. Please note that the jewelry featured in some of the images is not included. Waist 22 ins (56cm). Underarm to underarm 14.5 ins (36.9cm). Maximum length 50 ins (127cm). Please note that this lovely item has been in storage, so once shipped it may still retain a whiff of mothballs. This should settle with airing. This item appears in my book, “How the Watch was Worn, A Fashion for 500 Years” on pages 51 and 54.
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