Fashion in Jane Austen’s Time

Our October Meeting was all about Fashion.  Meredith and Jere (pictured above) lead our discussion of the women’s fashion during Jane’s life.  Meredith was wearing the kind of outfit that Mrs. Austen would have worn and Jere was in a dress that Jane would have worn in her 20s.  The ladies also shared other examples of clothing, materials and accessories.  They also shared with us their ball gowns that they recently wore to the AGM in Brooklyn.

For more pictures from the meeting please see our Facebook Page.

A few books that were mentioned in relationship to this talk were:

Patterns of Fashion by Janet Arnold
Jane Austen Fashion by Penelope Byrde

We also discussed our upcoming events.  We have a trip scheduled to go up to see the Heiress on Broadway.   We also have our last meeting of the year on December 15th to celebrate Jane’s Birthday.
Look for the 2013 days and topics in Wednesday’s blog post.

Books Recommended by Members:
The Crimson Petal and the White by Michale Faber.  (The book and the miniseries were both recommended)
Let the Great World Spin: A Novel by Colum McCann
People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks
March by Geraldine Brooks
Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel
Beowulf on the Beach by Jack Murnighan

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