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
Jane Austen Festival, Bath ~ 12th September to 21st September 2014
Summer is upon us & 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. It features three~quarter length sleeves that are trimmed with white cotton lace, along with the gowns empire line. A beautiful Linen, with an additional element of viscose to prevent over~creasing, has been used. The floral detail (Dusky Pink, Cream, Rose Pink & Green foliage) throughout the material is stunning in its antique appeal. The gown has been created in traditional regency style. 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 tailored three~quarter length sleeves with delicate puffed detail around the shoulders. Three Dusky pink buttons secure the gown at the back. 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. 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) Sleeve length: 16" (40.5cm) from top of shoulder joint 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" (144.5cm).
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