The first reproduction gown we are doing will date to about 1795.
I chose not to aspire to create a Regency period gown, since quite frankly I don’t really like them all that much, and in all honesty I don’t believe those gauzy, see through, low cut concoctions were actually worn by “mature” women.
For a brief period of about 30 years it seems that society forgot all about modesty
and just let it all hang out, as it were! By the 1820s, fashion had returned to a much more covered up state of affairs and a lot more fun too. Why go to all the trouble of dressing up in a period gown if it’s not going to be big and eccentric!? So with those thoughts in mind, let’s find something a little more modest and appealing and “big”!
Hmm, perhaps the Antoinette gown might be a bit much… but don’t worry, I found something just right!