Quite some time ago–years, in fact–I came across a site which had photos from a fancy dress or costume party on which the theme seems to have been mainly historical. I don’t recall when it was held, most likely in the later Victorian or Edwardian era. I still have some of the images, and one can tell that these are high end creations for the nobility. The dress above seems fairly regency, and I have indeed used it for a character who favors that period herself. The way the fabric sash pair together is quite elegant and simple, one of the reasons I love this dress. Often I wonder what color it was, though my mind most often makes it white with a blue sash. Rather typical, probably. But yellow or sage would be quite nice, as well.
I saw this dress at the V&A many years ago in college, and it does not cease to amaze.
I keep looking at this one and thinking of spring…it’ll be here soon, right?
Regency dress (possibly reproduction?) in blue fabric with white eyelet. The effect is lovely, and one of my characters (Eiry) got married in this dress. It was a lovely April day in a garden with tons of flowers.
I like changing my desktop image a lot, so it’s usually set to rotate between everything in a particular folder. Recently, I changed over from the flower folder to the historical fashion folder, and now I’m remember why it so much. Some of the dresses are just amazing, so for now I think I’ll be posting some of them, starting with this one: