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Regency Fashion: The Muslin and Net Period, by Vic.   Jane Austen fans are familiar with the high-waisted muslin dresses popular during her adulthood. How many are aware that machine-made net or gauze became a “hot” item from 1810 and on?

Regency Fashion: The Muslin and Net Period, by Vic. Jane Austen fans are familiar with the high-waisted muslin dresses popular during her adulthood. How many are aware that machine-made net or gauze became a “hot” item from 1810 and on?

White muslin evening dress with scarf. 1805-1810, possibly made in France. Materials and Techniques: Muslin, embroidered with cotton and silver thread, lined with linen, hand-sewn

Regency gown Place of origin: France (possibly, made) Date: (made) Artist/Maker: unknown (production) Materials and Techniques: Muslin, embroidered with cotton and silver thread, lined with linen, hand-sewn Credit Line: Given by Messrs Harrods Ltd.