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Fashion in the Time of Jane AustenThe broader Regency period 1795 1820 stands alone as an incredible moment in fashion history unlike anything that went before or after It was the most naked period since Ancient Greece and before the 1960s and for the first time England became a fashion influence especially for menswear and became the toast of Paris Wit. Sarah Jane Downing’s tiny book—64 pages lavishly illustrated—is both and less than a history of fashion in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries mostly in England On the “” side it places fashion in the context of the shifting ideas and historical events of the age for instance the simple high waisted shifts that came into the mode for women in the 1790s are seen as reflecting ideas about liberty interest in neoclassicism and changing notions about child rearing This wide lens is the book’s greatest strength Sometimes the brush may be a little too broad the depiction of historical ideas too simplistic but this explanation of context certainly helps the modern reader understand why clothes were what they wereOn the “less” side the limitation of the book’s size leads to limits in the range of clothing depicted We get a few examples of dresses for the haut ton for each shall we say uintile of the period 1790 to 1820 but not a thorough survey of the changes in style year by year The lower classes are overlooked altogether; men are given a bit of attention but not enough to get a real sense of male stylesSo this book is a frame than a portrait—a very useful and concisely drawn frame and I highly recommend the volume on that basis But I would have liked to have been put in it If one had access to issues of fashion magazines from the time period covered one could easily flesh out the high fashion side of things but I looked in vain for some of the less easily accessed information

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Vered treasures of the ancient world to radical new ideas like democracy It was an era of contradiction immortalized by Jane Austen who adeptly used the newfound diversity of fashion to enliven her characters Wickham's military splendor Mr Darcy's understated elegance and Miss Tilney's romantic fixation with white musli. A lovely little compact book giving a nice overview of the fashions Jane Austen would have known and worn A great addition to the Shire History series

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FREE READ ↠ Fashion in the Time of Jane Austen ✓ The broader Regency period 1795 1820 stands alone as an incredible moment in fashion history unlike anything that went before or after It was the most naked period since Ancient Greece and before the 1960s and for the first time England became a fashion influence especially for mensH the ancient regime deposed court dress became secondary and the season by season flux of fashion as we know it came into being aided and abetted by the proliferation of new ladies' magazines Such an age of revolution and innovation inspired a flood of fashions taking influence from everything including the newly disco. Great background on nineteenth century fashionVery informative guide to European fashion iDuring Jane Austen's era The photos are helpful also Great resource for my upcoming novel Champagne Widows