A regency lady’s wardrobe

I recently completed several garments for Perry’s Victory and International Monument- a national park in Put in Bay, Ohio. They are beginning a historical interpretation program this year and needed garments to attend a War of 1812 commemoration this month. I put together a basic Regency Era lady’s wardrobe for two of their interpreters. Here are some images:

Day Wear:
Regency era day gown
Regency era day gown

Regency era fitted shift or chemise

I love the fitted style shift under Regency garments because they do not twist or bunch under your gowns!
(Plus they are a bit longer for more coverage under those sheer Regency dresses!)

Matching bonnets:

Regency era bonnet
(One of my favorites!)

Regency era bonnet
Evening Wear:

Regency era ball gown

I absolutely love this color combination. This dress was super fun to design!

Regency era ball gown

This dress is light as a feather! 100% silk tissue!

For more info about these gowns, shifts, and bonnets or any of our custom designed garments, please visit our catalog or email us at info@maggiemayfashions.com

About Susan

Hi! My name is Susan and I am a historian, seamstress, teacher, mother, and wife. My passion for history has manifested itself in the art of recreating clothing from different periods of time. Growing up in the American South, I am heavily schooled in the art of recreating clothing from the 19th century. After nearly a decade of immersing myself primarily in the Victorian period, I found the need to branch out and explore other periods of time. However, it is my connection with the American South and the clothing of rural America that continues to be the driving force behind my designs.