About Regency Era Promenade Costume:
For an outdoor Regency Era Summer Promenade, there are a few recommended items.
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 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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