Fashion in the Time of Jane Austen
By Sarah Jane Downing
(Shire Publications, Paperback, 9780747807674, 63pp.)
Publication Date: March 23, 2010
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Such an age of revolution and innovation inspired a flood of fashions taking influence from everything including the newly discovered treasures of the ancient world, to radical new ideas like democracy. It was an era of contradiction immortalized by Jane Austen, who adeptly used the newfound diversity of fashion to enliven her characters, Wickham's military splendor, Mr. Darcy's understated elegance, and Miss Tilney's romantic fixation with white muslin.