Have you noticed? Not exactly historical romance book related, but if you read the genre, you probably watch the dramas.
“One of the best things about watching period dramas is arguably the costumes. They play a huge part in conveying the full effects of the period, even if they’re not 100% historically accurate. Bonnets, top hats, spencer jackets, petticoats, and tight breeches: What more could you need in a costume drama?”
The Metropolitan Museum of Arts has opened up to the public a huge selection of photography that can be used for any purpose, including commercial. In that collection is period clothing. I thought since many readers have an avid interest in the Georgian, Regency, and Victorian eras, I’d do a post on each era with a few fashion examples. Hopefully, while you read about the latest duke, wishing to take off the heroine’s dress and make mad passionate love, you’ll get an idea what the dress looked like before it hit the floor. Enjoy.
The Georgian Era
(There are links on some dresses to read the background at the Met website.)