Well, after my first live book launch and reading of Dangerous Deceit last night, where I tried to dress in something resembling Regency evening fashion, I thought I'd better mention the real fashion style here! You can read about the launch on my reading and writing blog.
Accessories normally included a light shawl, a fan and a reticule, while parasols were used during the day. During this period, ladies often dispensed with any kind of corset, preferring to wear a camisole to protect the light material from perspiration and to avoid the dress being too transparent, unless that was the naughty aim! The idea was to emulate the flowing classical lines of ancient Greek and Roman times.
It was such an elegant age that next time, I decide to dress up, I think I'll need to hire or make a more authentic costume!