Regency Era

Regency Era In depth and informative articles about the Regency Era - fashion, decorating and lifestyle. Regency era clothing is featured in photos, prints, and articles. Colorful fashion prints show 19th century clothing from the years of Pride and Prejudice Color prints of Regency era furniture and window treatments. Learn about Regency era carriages for travel.



Regency Era Clothing

Regency EraHistorically, the “Regency Era” refers to the time in Great Britain when King George III’s son, the Prince of Wales, ruled as his proxy as Prince Regent from 1811 to 1820. The term Regency has come to represent a much wider period of time than the nine years to which it actually relates. When focusing on fashion and furniture the term more loosely refers to the period from 1795 to 1820.

Regency Mourning Fashions
When Princess Amelia died in 1810, British publications featured designs to be worn during the national period of mourning.

Regency Era Portrait Miniatures
Portrait miniatures and regency fashion plates illustrate the fashions of the day.

Regency Era Women's Fashions: 1803
Early 1800s fashions were not only elegant and pleasing to the eye, but were very comfortable.

Dresses for Kensington Gardens: 1807
Fashionable attire for a stroll in Kensington Gardens from La Belle Assemblee.

Men - Women - and Clothes
Rare opportunity to view authentic period costumes from the 18th and 19th centuries modeled by real people in place of mannequins.

Parisian Ball Dress: 1807
The dress is of white Italian crape worn over a white satin slip.

Regency Era Women's Fashions: 1811-1812 
Evening gowns, day dresses, outdoor wear, and hats from the years of Pride & Prejudice. 

The Cashmere Shawl
Cashmere Shawl: A garment capable of appearing the most feminine and graceful in the world.

Beyond the Fringe- Shawls of Paisley Design
Paisley shawls were in fashion from 1790-1870, including the Regency Era.

1820s Dress
Featuring the high-waist style of the period is transformed into an elegant dinner dress with the simple removal of the detachable lower full-length sleeves.


Men's Regency Clothing

Regency Era Men's Clothing 1803 - 1830  
Colorful fashion prints showing men's Regency Era clothing from 1803 - 1830.

Gentlemen's Fashions from 1807
Men's clothing styles for evening, day, and walking attire.

Regency Era Men's Clothing 1811-1812  
Colorful fashion prints showing men's Regency Era clothing from 1811 -1812



Regency Era Decor

Discover the Royal Pavilion (PHOTOS)
Eccentric, extravagant, extraordinary… the Royal Pavilion is the former Regency Era seaside residence of George IV.

Austen Family Treasures
The family’s Wedgwood Dinner Set, which Jane Austen helped to choose, and would herself have used on countless occasions.

Regency Era Antique Bed:
An 1803 hand-colored print from a French woman's magazine.

Furniture from the Regency Era  
Pictures of Regency era furniture from Ackermann's Repository.

Draperies from the Regency Era  
Pictures of Regency era window treatments from Ackermann's Repository.


Regency Era

Regency Era Chariot Horse Carriage
The Chariot horse carriage was a light four-wheeled horse carriage popular in the Regency Era.

Regency Era Landau Horse Carriage 
The Landau horse carriage had four wheels with front and back passenger seats that faced each other.

Antique Fashion Prints
The history of antique fashion prints showing clothing from the 18th century and Victorian clothing from the 19th century.


Regency Era Garden

Outdoor Aviary
Early 19th century design for an outdoor aviary is intended as the chief feature of a flower garden.

19th Century Garden Seat
This early 1800s design for a garden seat made an elegant addition to formal flower gardens.

Decorative Metal Fencing
See several varieties of ornamental fencing from the early 19th century.

Chatsworth Home (Mr. Darcy’s House)
A wonderful historic garden for visitors of all ages to explore. It has hosted a variety of filming including Pride and Prejudice in which it represented Pemberley, Mr. Darcy’s estate.

Chiswick House Gardens
Designed by William Kent in the 1700s – as the birthplace of the English Landscape Movement. A recent restoration aimed to restore the special character of the Gardens, making them a source of beauty, inspiration and recreation for visitors from across the world.


More About Regency Era

Regency Era Music
To be considered accomplished in Regency England, a young gentlewoman must be proficient in playing an instrument and singing.

Celebrate Jane Austen
Every year in September there is a festival that celebrates Jane Austen and all things Regency.

Regency Era Work Table
An elegant and ornamental piece of furniture for a drawing room or boudoir, or a convenient reading and writing table with ink, pens, etc.

Regency Era Wallpaper
Featured are wallpaper patterns and border samples from the circa 1815 Regency period.

Jane Austen Story
Jane Austen exhibition reveals author’s life and brings new prominence to her final resting place.

Historic Royal Wedding Dresses
A precious collection of historic royal wedding dresses worn by royal brides over the last 200 years.

Napoleon and the Empire of Fashion
Presenting more than 100 perfectly preserved and restored articles of clothing from 1795 to 1815 – video, photos, book.