It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.
Opening paragraph ~ Pride & Prejudice ~ 1813 ~ Jane Austen
Summer is nearly upon us and now is a good time to purchase your regency outfit in readiness for the forthcoming Jane Austen season of balls, assemblies, or any other regency event that enthralls you. This delicate & delightful dress has been created for you by Cloisters Inspirations UK ~ a name you can trust for quality; authentic design & detail, value for money & individuality. No one will have the same gown ~ that, we guarantee! It is made from quality damask & features floral detail throughout in Dusky Pink, Lilac, Sage & and a delicate Ivory embellished background detail. The gown has been created the traditional regency style. Included with the gown is a lovely reticule, which has been created from the same material & features a scallop-edged white lace trim. Although the material is reclaimed, it has been freshly laundered before creation. We source our textiles very carefully; making sure that the colour and texture are conduscive with the era in mind, yet ensuring the convenience of home laundering so that you do not incur costly dry~cleaning bills. Therefore, it can be machine washed at 40C.
The classic appeal of this lovely Regency dress will thrill & delight you, as well as those who behold you in it, with its period accurate lines & details. If you are planning to attend a Regency event, such as a Jane Austen assembly; a themed wedding; a Regency evening/dance, or simply a Fancy Dress event, then this gown will turn heads as you walk & dance amid others. It is as unique as you are, and you will feel every inch a gentleman's daughter, emulating the fashion of the Regency period.
The gently gathered bodice is self lined, features delicate puffed sleeves & fastens at the back via three buttons. From the bodice, the gown falls gently to the feet and is generously gathered at the back in the style of the era, culminating in a slight train & is also lined. Cloisters Inspirations UK is proud to be suppliers to the Jane Austen Centre, Bath, UK
Before we tell you about the gown's sizing, we would like to take a moment to outline some features & our guarantees to you, the customer:
All materials are sourced with great care, with the added advantage of being home~laundered
Authentic design & creation of period costumes
Detailed period stitching to relevant areas of the costume
Quality, authenticity & reasonable prices are of paramount importance
Each costume individually handcrafted & not 'factory line' produced
U.K. Sizing: The gown will fit a lady who is a size 18/20
U.S. Sizing: The gown will fit a lady who is a size 16/18
European Sizing: The gown will fit a lady who is a size 48/50
Actual Measurements: Empire Line (this measurement is the circumference taken directly beneath the breasts) 41" (104cm) Arm Circumference (measure directly around the bicep - the widest part of your upper arm) 13" (33cm) Length (this measurement is taken from mid~shoulder, midway between the neck & shoulder joint down to the tip of your toe, preferably stockinged feet) 57.5" (146cm).
If you would like the dress shortened, simply submit your measurement as per instructions above & it will be altered free of charge. Should you require a bespoke dress, gown or Regency suit tailored specifically for you we can accommodate you through our world wide site, Cloisters Inspirations UK (co.uk)
Please measure yourself accurately before purchasing this gown, as mistakes cannot be rectified. We also advise that an uplifiting bra is worn to give maximum Regency 'umph'. It was fashionable to wear a corset ~ this was not in order to reduce the waist but to push up the bust in order that the 'bounce' didn't continue once the dancing had stopped! These days we are not so inhibited, however, the authentic design of the Regency gown does mean that a generous bust is evident ~ and why should it not be so! Elizabeth Bennet, Marianne Dashwood, Emma Woodhouse, et al, would have worn a gown such as this. The style, material & trims of this dress were extremely fashionable for the daughter of a gentleman.
Please pay within 24 hours of purchase. The gown will be dispatched to you by First Class mail. Please note, postage & packaging is free for the UK & EU & discounted for the rest of the world.
Thank you for your interest