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Monday, January 1

Jane Austen's Pelisse Coat

Kathy Hammel describes pelisses as thus: "An overdress or coat dress, the pelisse fit relatively close to the figure (though not tight) and was styled along the same high-waisted lines as the dress of the day. Pelisses were often lined or edged with fur and, in fashionable circles, more or less replaced the fur-lined cloaks of the earlier periods."

To the left is a photo of Jane Austen's pelisse coat. To the right is a photo of a pelisse coat from the Museum of Costume in Bath.

Find other links to Regency outerwear, cloaks, and pelisse coats below:

Fashion history, pelisse coat

Outerwear for Regency Ladies

Regency Spencer Pattern Instructions

Spencers, Shawls, Pelisses, and More

Clothes of the Jane Austen Period

1 comment:

Lady Jane said...

Very pretty! I would love to have a pelisse. I had no idea Jane's could be seen!