Ornamented Trousers during the English Regency, Directoire, Federal Period, et c.

Tight long pants (and a couple shorter pairs) with fancy braid decorating the fall, seat, or outseams.

British trousers, 1810-1820, held at the V&A. http://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O116319/trousers-unknown/

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Ornamented Trousers during the English Regency, Directoire, Federal Period, et c.

Dresses similar to strawberry dress, 1800-1810

Decorated borders and hems on dresses are pretty prevalent throughout the Regency period.  This dress with strawberries is super-fabulous; here it is with its peers, which are dresses from about 1804-7 with a wide border at the hem consisting of a repeating fruit or floral motif in crewel or polychrome embroidery which extends in a single stripe up to the waistband, while the rest of the dress is of a plain, solid color (usually white) with no sprigging,striping, et c.

Diagonals:

French, ca. 1805, cotton with wool embroidery, now held at the Met.  Hem border goes all the way around; waist and cuffs have smaller matching motif. From the Cora Ginsburg auction catalog: “CREWEL EMBROIDERED DRESS, French, ca. 1805, This gown is believed to have belonged to the Comtesse de Pontèves-Bargème, née Marie Antoinette de Paul (1787–1854) who married Louis Balthasar Alexandre, Comte de Pontèves-Bargème (1781–1868) on April 16, 1804. One of the oldest noble families of Provence, the Pontèves-Bargème resided in the Château d’Ansouis from the twelfth century onward.” http://www.metmuseum.org/collection/the-collection-online/search/170705

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Dresses similar to strawberry dress, 1800-1810