Help needed (please)

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Help needed (please)

Postby Rachelle » Wed Jun 19, 2013 1:20 am

This is not Les Mis related, so feel free to ignore it, but if anyone could tell me any good websites to find info about fashion in England between 1770 and 1800 (pre-regency) it would be a great help. It's for a bit of work I'm doing for a new novel which I will possibly tell you more about later if it gets started. However for now, if anyone knows any good sources or alternatively, if anyone knows anything themselves, please let me know.
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Re: Help needed (please)

Postby deHavilland » Wed Jun 19, 2013 2:22 am

To begin with, what might help you out is knowing that the time period that came before what we call the Regency era was the Georgian era, spanning approx. from the 1710's up to about 1830, sandwiched between Restoration and Regency. And this name is more or less exclusive to the time period within Great Britain.

Anyway, some helpful sites:

http://www.historic-uk.com/CultureUK/Georgian-Fashion/
http://www.wemakehistory.com/Fashion/Ge ... Ladies.htm
http://www.cwu.edu/~robinsos/ppages/res ... orgian.htm
http://veryjaneausten.com/2011/05/fashi ... g-dresses/
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Re: Help needed (please)

Postby MmeBahorel » Wed Jun 19, 2013 3:46 am

Hit up my Pinterest - I have multiple boards of extants and portraits, but only for women's fashion because it's all for personal costuming research.

Keep in mind there's a big fashion shift in the 1790s into proto-regency (if you've seen any of Garrow's Law, Lyndsey Marshal's costumes are high fashion of this period). You start getting higher waisted gowns, which is not something you see at any earlier period in the century, more round gowns, thinner muslins. And that's not just a french revolutionary thing; it's apparently in English portraiture of that vintage. So don't be surprised when things suddenly don't look "typically georgian", as the difference between 1760 and 1780 is much smaller at first glance than between 1785 and 1795.
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Re: Help needed (please)

Postby Rachelle » Wed Jun 19, 2013 12:22 pm

Thanks guys, I'll make sure to give those links a look when I get a chance. You are absolute stars.
And now I have an excuse to go and watch Garrow's Law!! Yay!!
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