Jane Austen would have worn this style dress. At the beginning of the nineteenth century, whitework became the favored embellishment for fashionable Grecian-style gowns, the latest fashion, with low necks and high waists.
two sprigged mull dresses, Both white & empire: 1 covered w/ tiny tambour embroidered dots & sprigs, wide hem insert in serpentine foliage & blossom pattern, cross-over bodice, apron front & long sleeves
Underdress Date: Culture: British Medium: Silk Credit Line: Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, Designated Purchase Fund, 1983 Accession Number:
This is an original gown from the early Regency, accented with a delicate tulle overlay and featuring slim sleeves. I believe the original garment is in the Kyoto Museum collection. *Would need different sleeves.