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1820 ca. Turquoise Blue Evening Dress. Killerton Fashion Collection, National Trust, UK. nationaltrustcollections.org.uk

1820 ca. Turquoise Blue Evening Dress. Killerton Fashion Collection, National Trust, UK. nationaltrustcollections.org.uk

Dress 1820, American, Made of silk (Gothic Regency) ~~~~~ The flowing medieval touches of the Gothic Regency style soon broadened to include Tudor and Elizabethan times with ruffed and Vandyke triangular pointed decoration and cross over bodices. In England copious trimmings on skirts were all the rage from flounces and padded rolls to pleated, fanned and tucked trims.

Dress 1820, American, Made of silk (Gothic Regency) ~~~~~ The flowing medieval touches of the Gothic Regency style soon broadened to include Tudor and Elizabethan times with ruffed and Vandyke triangular pointed decoration and cross over bodices. In England copious trimmings on skirts were all the rage from flounces and padded rolls to pleated, fanned and tucked trims.

1829 British Silk and Wool Suit of Clothes. Labled "Newton Maker, Bold St." See additional images for it at http://www.metmuseum.org/Collections/search-the-collections/80000954?rpp=60=1=*=A.D.+1800-1900=Suits=2#

1829 British Silk and Wool Suit of Clothes. Labled "Newton Maker, Bold St." See additional images for it at http://www.metmuseum.org/Collections/search-the-collections/80000954?rpp=60=1=*=A.D.+1800-1900=Suits=2#

Cleric Coat. Originally a livery coat for coachmen it later became a fashion item in the late 18th century. This elegant example dates from the 1820-30s (it is said to have belonged to a woman but the way the buttons close suggest it may have more likely belonged to a man)

Cleric Coat. Originally a livery coat for coachmen it later became a fashion item in the late 18th century. This elegant example dates from the 1820-30s (it is said to have belonged to a woman but the way the buttons close suggest it may have more likely belonged to a man)

Wedding dress from 1816.  Brunrød silkekjole. Den senere højesteretsassessorinde Stellwagen, f. Thomsen, bar formentlig kjolen til sit bryllup i 1816. @Nationalmuseet

Wedding dress from 1816. Brunrød silkekjole. Den senere højesteretsassessorinde Stellwagen, f. Thomsen, bar formentlig kjolen til sit bryllup i 1816. @Nationalmuseet

The color of this 1820's gown is puce, which is actually much prettier than it sounds--kind of a pinkish red--and was a very popular choice for fashion and design during the Regency and late-Georgian period.

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The color of this 1820's gown is puce, which is actually much prettier than it sounds--kind of a pinkish red--and was a very popular choice for fashion and design during the Regency and late-Georgian period.

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