Using fashion prints from her collection, Candice will provide an overview of the types of clothing worn during the time of Jane Austen. Candice will explore fashions for various occasions or activities, including day wear and evening wear. Terms used during the period — such as undress, half dress and full dress — will be explained and illustrated with prints. Popular types of outerwear will also be showcased, including pelisses, spencers, and mantles. The general evolution of style will also be discussed, including changing waistlines, hemlines, and bonnets.
Candice’s PowerPoint presentation uses lots and lots of beautiful images from ladies’ magazines of the period. If the event is in-person, she will bring examples of individual issues of some of those magazines.
This presentation can be either 50 minutes or 75 minutes, with more detail in the longer version.