Those "fichu" things again! I found something...
Posted by JennieC on November 05, 1997 at 12:46:08:
I'm reading Jane Ashelford's book, The Art of Dress: Clothes and Society 1500-1914. In the Regency section, she talks about the "scarf-looking" things women tucked into their bodices:
From 1806 the neckline was wide and square for both day and evening dresses, but for less formal day wear the dress would be worn over a chemisette. This was a high-necked, sleeveless muslin half-shirt worn as a fill-in for low-necked dresses.
This book contains lovely photographs, though only two of Regency gowns. The evening dress pictured is absolutely heavenly with gorgeous embroidery--worth a look!
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