The Regency Full Dress Page

Copyright Cathy Decker
"Full dress" is the most formal kind of dress in a Regency Lady's wardrobe. Full dress is to be worn for the most formal occasions--evening concerts and card parties, soirees, balls, and court occasions. Full dress would be worn with extravagant jewelry and elaborate headdresses. Typically such dresses have a train and a low-cut bodice.
To see real regency full dress clothing, go to The Real Regency Clothing Page
Of special interest are ...
Evening Dresses
French Evening Dress, c. 1808-10
Evening Dress, c. 1810
Evening Dress, c. 1810-11
Schaffner Wedding Dress, 1824
Also here are some links (ON OTHER SERVERS) that might help you understand full dress ...
Jessamyn's Evening Dresses Page
Le Beau Monde's "The Lady Patronesses of Almack's" (a place to wear full dress to)

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