Fashion in the Time of Jane Austen (Google eBook)

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Shire Books, Aug 23, 2011 - Antiques & Collectibles - 64 pages
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The broader Regency period 1795 to 1820, stands alone as an incredible moment in fashion history, unlike anything that went before it. For the first time England became a fashion influence, especially for menswear, and became the toast of Paris, as court dress became secondary to the season-by-season flux of fashion as we know it today. Sarah Jane Downing explores the fashion revolution and the innovation that inspired a flood of fashions taking influence from far afield. It was an era of contradiction immortalised by Jane Austen, who adeptly used the new-found diversity of fashion to enliven her characters: Wickham’s military splendour; Mr Darcy’s understated elegance; and Miss Tilney’s romantic fixation with white muslin.

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User Review  - Ashley - Goodreads

Filled with lovely imagery of centuries old fashion. An interesting read for any fashionista and history buff. Read full review

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User Review  - Katie Lewis - Goodreads

Very good short read. I've always been interested in the history of fashion, and I thought the parallels from the Regency Era and the Jazz Age fashions were interesting. Read full review

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Sarah Jane Downing is a freelance writer with a special interest in the eighteenth century. She has written widely about the arts, contributing to national and local magazines and newspapers.

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