Author: kimbelle1

  • To Dye or Not to Dye?

    To Dye or Not to Dye?

    Fortunate were the women of the Regency era not to have to suffer the same shoe styles as those in the Georgian period before them. Though the bejeweled high heels for ladies and gentlemen fell out of fashion, the desire to adorn shoes remained.

  • He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not, He Loves Me!

    He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not, He Loves Me!

    Sending or bringing someone flowers has ever made the recipient feel special. But for a fastidious gentleman following the rules of polite society and not wanting to excite expectations, what bouquet might he gift a young lady of his new acquaintance?

  • After Dinner Drinks

    After Dinner Drinks

    With many sources of water known to be unsanitary and thus unpotable in times of yore, one would have been safer choosing an alcoholic beverage such as wine, port, or mead during and after a meal. For the upper classes, wines were served throughout dinner, while middle and lower classes would substitute expensive wines for…

  • Hairpins: Fit, Form, or Function?

    Hairpins: Fit, Form, or Function?

    Whether wooden, metal, jewel-tipped, or uniquely designed, a woman’s hairpins were always functional. The predecessor of the modern day bobby pin, pins held a lady’s hairstyle in place. The Regency era fashions were considered simple compared to the wigs and bouffant styles of the Georgian era, but they were, by no means, plain or unsophisticated.…

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