Posted by Kathy F. on August 02, 1997 at 09:54:22:
In reply to Wedding dresses posted by Caroline on August 01, 1997 at 14:45:20
] Dirdre Le Faye, in her "Jane Austen, a family record" (yes, it's in the you know what) says that Mrs Austen got married in a bright red wool riding habit (sounds fun, and to a clergyman too!)and that later it was cut up to make hunting coats for Jane's brothers. And whilst she was an unusual woman, I cannot imagine that she would do anything too unorthodox in that kind of situation.
I'm just reading that book now, and love it!! Mrs. Austen was a penny-pincher (or shilling-pincher), so was just wearing a red dress. It continues later to say that for two years that was her morning dress. Can you imagine--two years of the same dress??
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