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Jody Gayle
Fashions in the Era of Jane Austen: Ackermann’s Repository of Arts

What gown would you have worn to be the belle of the ball in April 1811?

Choose any month in any year between 1809 and 1820 and find the most fashionable attire in England. Fashions in the Era of Jane Austen is a comprehensive pictorial guide of ladies’ fashions collected from one of the most influential periodicals of Austen’s lifetime – Ackermann’s Repository of Arts. Ackermann’s Repository was published in London over two hundred years ago and it provided ladies with monthly etchings of exquisite hand-painted plates featuring the latest fashions.

Discover splendid illustrations of morning, evening, riding, and walking dresses with their coordinated accessories: hats, shoes, scarves, jewelry, parasols and more. The book contains more than 275 exquisite illustrations which are accompanied by the original descriptions, as published more than two hundred years ago.

Fashions in the Era of Jane Austen covers twelve years of fashion in the Georgian and Regency periods (1809-1820).

Costume designers, researchers, authors, and fashion lovers will all treasure these authentic examples of fashionable dress in the era of Jane Austen.

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