Regency Queen Elizabeth’s ruff.

Regency Queen. Georgian fashion. Jane Austen style. Regency costumes.

Evening dresses October 1796.

Regency Queen Elizabeth ruff. Georgian fashion. Jane Austen style. Regency costumes.

Detail: Evening dresses October 1796.

Regency Queen Elizabeth’s ruff of bread lace 1796.

The Gallery of Fashion October 1796. England Evening dresses.


The toupee dressed in easy curls; the hind hair turned up plain; the ends returned in ringlets. Chiffonet of muslin, with full plating of lace, the ends falling on the left side, crossed with rose-coloured riband, with a bow in the front; one white and one yellow ostrich feather placed very low behind. Petticoat of clear muslin, embroidered in colours, trimmed with broad lace and satin riband. Robe of clear muslin trimmed with lace, and a broad while satin riband crossed with rose-coloured velvet; short sleeves, trimmed in four parts with lace; chemise tucker. A string of pearls fulling from the ear-rings under the chin. White gloves and shoes.


The toupee in a light friz, plain chignon, a wreath of oak intermixed in the hair. Round gown of light blue figured muslin; short full sleeves, tied in the middle. Queen Elizabeth’s ruff of bread lace. White satin girdle. Pearl ear-rings. Two strings of beads round the neck. White gloves and shoes.

Gallery of Fashion Vol. 3, 1795-1796. Published by Nicolaus Wilhelm von Heideloff, London.


 Louis XIV. , Louis XV. , Louis XVI., Baroque, Rococo, Directoire, French Revolution, Regency, Empire, Restoration or Romanticism fashion era. German Biedermeier.


  1. The French Fashion History.
  2. Reign of Louis XIV. 1643 to 1715
  3. The Reign of Louis XV. 1715 to 1774.
  4. Reign of Louis XVI. 1780 to 1789.
  5. The French Republic 1789 to 1802.
  6. Reign of Napoleon I. 1804 to 1814. France empire.
  7. Reigns of Louis XVIII. and Charles X. 1815 to 1830. Restoration,  Romanticism
  8. Fashion in the Reign of Philippe. 1830 to 1848. Victorian era. Romanticism fashion.
  9. The Second Republic. 1848 -1851. Victorian era. “Second Rococo”.
  10. The use of the Corset in the reign of Louis XVI.
  11. The influence of Marie Antoinette on fashion 1774 to 1780.
  12. Ladies hat styles from 1776-1790 by Rose Bertin.
  13. Fashion under the  French revolution 1789 to 1802.
  14. Paris fashion 1793 to 1795. French revolution.
  15. The Execution of the King Louis XVI.
  16. The Execution of Marie-Antoinette.
  17. The Incroyables and Muscadins. The French directory dandies.
  18. Les Incroyables et Merveilleuses. “The Directoire Style” between 1795–1804.
  19. Nymphs and Merveilleuses. By Octave Uzanne.
  20. Fashion in Paris after the Revolution. By Octave Uzanne. 1796-1800.
  21. Portraits by people during the French Revolution
  22. The Gallery of Fashion. by Nikolaus von Heideloff, London.
  23. Comparison of the French and English modes. 1808 to 1815
  24. The Salon of Madame Récamier during the French Revolution.
  25. The Salons of Paris before the French Revolution.
  26. Caraco a´la francaise in 1786.
  27. The Evolution of Modern Feminine Fashion 1786.
  28. Fashion in Paris and London, 1780 to 1788.
  29. Historic hairstyles from Ancient times to the Empire.
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