Regency Week

Regency Week: The Layers of Jane Austen

An interactive discussion event concerning the clothes people wore under their formal attire, part of Jane Austen Regency Week 2018

A talk by Jenny Colquhoun

“I hope you saw her petticoat, six inches deep in mud, I am absolutely certain; and the gown which had been let down to hide it not doing its office” Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice.

Petticoats, stays, drawers, corsets, pantaloons, chemise, shifts and let’s not forget the bustle! Come and join in a light hearted whimsical discussion about what might have been worn under ladies dresses and maybe even Jane herself in the early part of the 19th Century.

Event Details


Sunday 24 June 2018, from 2.30pm until 4pm


Friends Meeting House, 39 Church Street, Alton, Hampshire, GU34 2DA



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Regency Week

About Regency Week

The Jane Austen Regency Week is run on a non-commercial basis by a group of volunteers and participating organisations. It is funded through ticket sales, grants from Alton Town Council and East Hampshire District Council, and by advertisers in our programme.

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