Fashion in the Time of Jane Austen

Using fashion prints from her collection, Candice will provide an overview of the types of clothing worn during the time of Jane Austen. Candice will explore fashions for various occasions or activities, including day wear and evening wear. Terms used during the period -- such as undress, half dress and full dress -- will be explained and illustrated with prints. Popular types of outerwear will also be showcased, including pelisses, spencers, and mantles. The general evolution of style will also be discussed, including changing waistlines, hemlines, and bonnets.

Candice's PowerPoint presentation uses lots and lots of beautiful images from ladies' magazines of the period. She will bring examples of individual issues of some of those magazines.


Candice Hern is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of historical romances set during the English Regency, a period she knows well through years of collecting antiques, ladies' magazines, and fashion prints of the era. Her award-winning website is often cited for its Collections and its Regency era information. She lives in Minneapolis, and is on the board of directors of the Minnesota Region of the Jane Austen Society of North America.

Saturday, February 11, 2023
1:00 PM
Free with registration

Community Building Auditorium

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