Sunday, 9 June 2013

Jane Austen Quote of the Week 236

A painting by R Sharples
I have had the subject of "Ladies Fashions" on my mind for a few years now and it hit me that I should do some 'fashion' research on Jane Austen.  Well, what I found knocked my socks off.
I discovered a page on my own web site written by my late friend, Ashton Dennis, concerning fashion in the Regency period (I almost fainted for I had forgotten about it).  Here is a quote from his page titled "Women Writers and Other Influences In Jane Austen's Time -  A Male Voices Web Page" and the first section is titled "Fashion in the Regency Period":
The time of Jane Austen was an historical period in which English fashion moved away, for a time, from the more restrictive undergarments.  Such things were worn before and after this period, but less so during.
I heartily recommend the entire page for your reading since he covers so much of the influences for Jane.  You may find the page HERE.
Yrs aff'ly,
Linda the Librarian

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