The Age of Undress by Amelia Rauser.
Dress in the Age of Jane Austen by Hilary Davidson.
Jane Austen at Home by Lucy Worsley
England. Full Dresses. The Gallery of Fashion. June 1794.
Robe of white striped tiffany gauze. Round gown of striped muslin.
FIG. XIII. HEAD-DRESS.
A chiffonet composed of salmon-colored crape-gauze.
with a bandeau of satin riband of the same color, tied on the right side near the front in a small knot; upon the bandeau, a string of large beads. One salmon-colored, and two white ostrich feathers, placed in the centre of the head-dress. Three diamond pins between the bandeau and the feathers.
The hair lightly frizzed and thrown into ringlets; behind turned up in a plain chignon. Lawn petticoat, trimmed with a narrow flounce. Robe of white striped tiffany gauze, trimmed round the neck, and down the front with a silk narrow full fringe. Short sleeves, trimmed at the elbows with the same fringe. Small tiffany handkerchief put within the robe, and drawn together in the front with a diamond slider. Pearl necklace and earrings. Small medallion suspended by a string of small pearls. Salmon colored silk shoes.
FIG. XIV. HEAD-DRESS.
Chiffonet of book-muslin, fancifully mixed with the hair and tied behind in a bow, the two ends trimmed with fringe, and falling very low; upon the bandeau, a wreath of small roses. Two white feathers, the tips spotted with purple. The side hair frizzed into small curls, and the hair behind falling down in ringlets. Round gown of striped muslin, the train trimmed with a broad purple satin riband; short full sleeves, trimmed with lace; double plaiting of broad lace round the neck, lied in the front with a narrow purple riband. Sash à l’enfantine of purple satin riband. Purple ear rings, and purple beads round the neck. Purple shoes trimmed with while.
Source: THE GALLERY OF FASHION Vol. 1,. April 1794 to March 1795. Published by Nikolaus von Heideloff, London.
Support and Seduction: The History of Corsets and Bras (Abradale Books) by Beatrice Fontanel.
Thoughout the ages, women's breasts have been subjected to the endless whims of fashion. From the ancient Greeks to Mae West and Madonna, this light-hearted book charts the changing shapes of female beauty. The elegant and amusing images - including fashion drawings, paintings, photographs, and film stills - illustrate the often surprising history of the garments women have worn for support - and seduction.