Jane Austen would have worn this style dress. At the beginning of the nineteenth century, whitework became the favored embellishment for fashionable Grecian-style gowns, the latest fashion, with low necks and high waists.
Walking suit, Two-piece visiting dress in 2 shades of gray silk faille. Skirt has short train and is worn with bustle. Triangular pocket on right side of skirt, trimmed with buttons & cord lacing, was designed to hold parasol. Indianapolis Museum of Art
Tea gown, Philadelphia, circa Beige silk lined with yellow silk satin; Hand-embroidered with daffodils. Small glass beads form the center of the flowers. Front opening with hook & eye fasteners. American Museum in Britain