I know, I know....this is me thinking up ideas for a all purpose regency day dress.
I'm really warming to the 'jumper' style. Sleeveless but that allows a chemise or habit shirt to be worn underneath. That is so much more 'me'.
Like the ones worn in 2009 BBC version of 'Emma'.
I'm leaning towards a blue coloured 'jumper' with white sleeves and white lace trim (bought in Bath).
I would still be inclined to use with cotton rather than silks....just for ease of care.
Of course leaving enough fabric to make matching headress...this time with feather. And a bonnet if I can make one from scratch. I would have it back opening as well.
I like this one...princess charlotte wore (that girl had good taste...I like all her dresses).
So I'm now looking for more fashionplates showing these type of dresses.
It will be practical too as I can swap between long and short sleeves without changing my dress.
I do like the ruffled front of this one though and lower waistline.
What I'm going for is regency but that is quite subtle and I could get on a bus for example and not feel too extravagant. I've been colecting a pinterest board of all the images of these kind of dresses I can find.