Aha! Now that I’ve discovered a phenomenal online source for Regency fashions (thank you Evelyn!) I’ve been able to attire my Regency heroines and side characters much more accurately than ever before. The dress pictured here was featured in Ackermann’s Repository in June 1814.
In Mistress by Morning, the novel I’m working on now, my hero’s sister wears this into his study one rainy morning. She neglected to use the matching parasol he’d purchased for her and walks in drizzling and dripping all over the place. His reaction is pretty darn funny (at least I think so!). To learn more about when the story will be released, I invite you to sign up for my newsletter.