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“Full dress” was the most formal kind of dress in a Regency Lady’s wardrobe. Full dress was worn for the most formal occasions — evening concerts and card parties, soirees, balls, and court occasions. “Evening dress” referred to outfits suitable only at evening events, but was a specific subset of “full dress”.

Gallery of early vintage clothing at Vintage Textile Neoclassical silk evening dress with metallic trim,

Evening dress, c. 1810, possibly Spanish.

The historical silhouette is tubed but slight hourglass. It represents political/economic by having the royalty set the fashion trends.

Regency gown. Spectacular fabrics! Open robe looks like silk sari material.

Napoleonic movie gown (Probably "Immortal Beloved"). Open robe looks like silk sari material.

From Classic to Romantic: Changes in the Silhouette of the Regency Gown « Jane Austen's World

From Classic to Romantic: Changes in the Silhouette of the Regency Gown

Round gown, ca. 1798 British White cotton with polychrome wool crewel embroidered trim Funds from various donors, 1998

Ensemble 1810 The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Ensemble 1810 The Metropolitan Museum of Art (OMG that dress!)

Ensemble Date: ca. 1810 Culture: French Medium: cotton Accession Number: The Metropolitan Museum of Art

1820 Ball gown - Silk Satin and net with metal and frimmed with silk blonde lace | V

Ball gown

ball gown ca. 1820 via The Victoria & Albert Museum “Women saved their most elaborate dresses for special occasions such as balls. Lavish gowns embellished with gold thread or sparkling beads.

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