Dressing for a Regency Promenade

About Regency Era Promenade Costume:
For an outdoor Regency Era Summer Promenade, there are a few recommended items.
For Ladies:
1.  A Parasol or Umbrella; this is to protect our precious complextions from getting ruddy!
2.  A Bonnet or Top Hat; a bonnet or hat with a brim offers further protection from the sun.
3.  Wrist-length Gloves would have been worn when outside (likely white/creme coloured).

Regency Promenade dress would typically consist of:
For Ladies:  Varying from a simple (usually cotton or other natural fibre) to more elaborate empire-waisted dresses usually with long sleeves (short or elbow length examples exist), and was often worn with a “Spencer Jacket“, “Pelisse“, or shawl.  Other accessories include flat shoes and a Reticule.

For Gentlemen:
Top Hat (or straw option), cotton chemise and cravat, vest, tailcoat (lighter Summer Fabrics), breeches or trousers, stockings, and oxford-style shoes or riding boots.

For a Summer Promenade, be prepared for warm weather.
For a Fall or Spring Promenade, be prepared for cooler weather; a pelisse or shawl would be appropriate.
Here’s more Regency costume inspiration.

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