My tenth stop in my Regency Journey is to look at some of the various Regency accessories that will complement my Regency ensemble.
Accessories for a Regency costume
Once you have your appropriate undergarments and outer garments, consider searching for some of the following items. This is what I will be taking to the Jane Austen Festival.
- Reticules – I made mine!
- A fan or two or three – I have a bit of a collection going.
- Elbow length gloves for evening wear – Regency ones are a little baggy around the elbows.
- Jewellery – Little crucifixes on necklaces were very popular. I am also taking some pearls for the ball.
- Headwear – I have made two bonnets which will match my day dresses. Evening headwear includes ostrich plums or turbans, but instead of making these I decided to dress my hair with ribbon or a length of pearls for the ball.
- Shoes – For during the day, half boots or ankle length leather boots were worn. For the evening, flat slippers or ballet flats can be used for dancing.
- Parasol – Whilst lovely and elegant for a Regency picnic, this is more of a desirable extra!
You can follow all of these posts in order at My Regency Journey.
Sources and Relevant Links
Regency Costume Accessories – Jessamyn’s Costume Companion has useful links and suggestions for costume accessories, as well as some ‘How to’ links.
Regency Hairstyles – Locks of Elegance has a few really simple but pretty Regency hairstyles to try.
Jane Austen Festival, Australia – website