Before the Automobile: 1770's robe à l'Anglaise retrousée. This dress has SUCH a sweet silhouette, and the fabric has perfect body. Fabric purchased from Duran Textiles (has anybody purchased from them in the U.S.?).
Regency Drawstring Gown Jane Austen Dress by SewManyTreasures, $165.00. Not all would want this dress, but I love it. Old look, but so comfy, think I will make it . Looks like what we wore in the 70's, only prettier.
Fashion Museum (beneath the Assembly Rooms in Bath, England) -- This dress, typical of the neoclassical cut in women's fashion of the early 19th century, exemplifies the type of display (by decade, starting with a silver tissue court gown from the 17th century) utilized in the Fashion Museum