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The Dress

By Deborah Yaffe, Sep 23 2013 01:00PM

I spent this past week participating in a most enjoyable Group Read of Among the Janeites at the Republic of Pemberley (it's now concluded, but you can read the archived version here). In the course of that conversation, several people asked to see a picture of the Regency gown whose pursuit is a narrative thread in the book.


Pictures of me in the gown are never going to see the light of day as long as I have breath in my body to prevent it. But the gown itself, created by the talented Maureen O'Connor of the New York City chapter of the Jane Austen Society of North America, is quite lovely, as the pictures below will attest.


Here's the dress from top to bottom:




And here's a detail of the very pretty sleeves:




If only I could have done it justice. . .



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