Jeune fille en fleur au temps de la Régence Anglaise

Regency fashion illustration from Lady’s magazine (June 1815) and my pattern.

Lady’s magazine, June 1815

The Regency Period (1811-1820) corresponded to the temporary Reign of the Prince Regent George as King of Great Britain. Indeed, his father George III was ill. The Regency period was characterized by romance, luxury and raise of literature and arts.

Regency (1811-1820) era was a sub-period of the Georgian era in the British history. The Georgian era (1714-1830) corresponded to the reigns of the first four Hanoverian kings of Britain. All of them were named George.

The Lady’s Magazine; or Entertaining Companion for the Fair Sex, Appropriated Solely to Their Use and Amusement, was a British women’s magazine published monthly from 1770 until 1832. It costed six penny. It was founded by the London bookseller John Coote and the publisher John Wheble. Besides fashion illustrations and articles, it also contained embroidery patterns, fictions, poems, music articles and gossips of the mundane life. Since it’s foundation until 1830, the Lady’s Magazine had been the leader of the women magazine market with a claimed readership of 16,000.

Lady’s magazine

Fashions from the past, MrsPapendick and Marillas apparel are Regency (1811-1820) inspired brands. Robe d’exception makes historical dress namely from the Regency/First Empire era (1810s).

Sources : Pinterest, Wikipedia, blogs.kent.ac.uk, Britannica, amdigital.co.uk, specialcollectionsuniversityofsouthampton, recollections.biz, Etsy, histoire-du-costume.blogspot.com and study.com

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