A photo collage shows a front and side view of a model wearing a tan floral Regency gown.  She stands in front of a fireplace and holds a fan.
A close-up photo shows the back view of a model wearing a tan floral Regency gown.  She sits at an old-fashioned piano and wears a blue velvet sash
Mary's Day Dress (1795-1810)
A close-up shows the front closure on a tan floral Regency gown: three ties made of cotton twill tape.
A close-up shows the sleeve detail on a tan floral Regency gown: a matching band buttons around the wrist.
A close-up shows the back shoulder/sleeve detail on a tan floral Regency gown
Mary's Day Dress (1795-1810)
Mary's Day Dress (1795-1810)
Mary's Day Dress (1795-1810)
A sizing chart gives the following information: - X-Small (US women's 0-2): Bust - 33", Waist - 25" - Small (US women's 4-6): Bust - 35", Waist - 27" - Medium (US women's 8-10): Bust - 38", Waist - 30" - Large (US women's 12-14): Bust - 42", Waist - 34" - X-Large (US women's 16-18): Bust - 45", Waist - 38" - 2X (US 20W-22W): Bust - 49", Waist - 44" - 3X (US 24W-26W): Bust - 53", Waist - 48" - 4X (US 28W-30W): Bust - 57", Waist - 53" - 5X (US 32W-34W): Bust - 61", Waist - 57"
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  • Load image into Gallery viewer, A sizing chart gives the following information: - X-Small (US women's 0-2): Bust - 33", Waist - 25" - Small (US women's 4-6): Bust - 35", Waist - 27" - Medium (US women's 8-10): Bust - 38", Waist - 30" - Large (US women's 12-14): Bust - 42", Waist - 34" - X-Large (US women's 16-18): Bust - 45", Waist - 38" - 2X (US 20W-22W): Bust - 49", Waist - 44" - 3X (US 24W-26W): Bust - 53", Waist - 48" - 4X (US 28W-30W): Bust - 57", Waist - 53" - 5X (US 32W-34W): Bust - 61", Waist - 57"
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Mary's Day Dress (1795-1810)

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Be your own Mary Bennet in this perfectly tailored, high-quality, historically accurate early Regency round gown. Whether you are an attendee at an event, a historical reenactor, an actress in theatre, or an avid admirer of Jane Austen's works, this comfortable dress will be perfect for hours of piano practice and reading!

Regency dresses were often adjustable with drawstrings found in various places of the bodice.  This round gown has a front tie closure, with a drawstring in both the front neck and front underbust, making it comfortable and easy-to-fit.  It is based off extant gowns and fashion plates.

When you purchase a made-to-order item, you get the dress of your dreams by choosing the fabric from the drop-down options, providing measurements for a custom fit, and even purchasing extra available add-ons! (Search the website for “add-ons” to see what’s available!)  Contact us through the “Custom Orders” page if you would like to discuss additional fabric and customization options that are not available on this listing.

As a custom piece, this item is professionally handmade at my Texas (USA) studio and order fulfillment takes 10-12 weeks. Please see the website header for a current estimate on the month your order will be shipped to you. Shipping within the U.S. is FREE for all orders over $50.

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ALL THE DETAILS

This dress is made-to-order: choose the size that you currently wear in contemporary sizing and choose the fabric from the fabric choices. Within 48 hours of receiving your order, I will send you a measurement worksheet listing the measurements required for a perfect fit.

The dress includes:

  • a fully lined bodice (lined with 100% cotton lawn)
  • a cotton twill drawstring at the underbust and front neckline, to allow for adjustability
  • front closure with three ties (which hide in the full gathers)
  • long sleeves
  • adjustable cuffs with buttons at the wrists
  • a tuck at the skirt hem

Current fabric choices are shown with inspiration photos to help you visualize the dress in that fabric.  These inspiration photos are either photos of extant dresses or period fashion plates.  They serve ONLY as inspiration and do NOT depict exactly how your dress will be made. Once you order, I will contact you to discuss measurements and confirm exact details.

Feel free to contact us through the "Custom Orders" page if you wish to provide your own fabric or you have a different color in mind than the ones shown.  

To achieve the correct historical silhouette, it is pictured over a chemise, stays, and petticoat, but no chemise, stays, or petticoat are included with this listing. This dress is made to fit over historical undergarments, but if you would like for it to fit over modern undergarments, please message me, and I will be happy to oblige!

Measure your bust and waist to determine which size to order and choose your size based on the following sizing guidelines. For the most accurate fit, please take the measurements while wearing your stays and other undergarments (i.e. chemise, petticoat, etc). The dress will be hemmed to sit about 2" off the floor; this will be based on the measurements you enter in your measurement worksheet.

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HOW TO MEASURE YOURSELF

Please refer to the measurement graphic in the listing and the video tutorial if you need assistance in understanding and taking your measurements. If you still have additional questions, please feel free to message me.

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CARE INSTRUCTIONS

A care card will be included with your order, but if you choose a silk or wool fabric, it will be dry clean only.  Most dresses made with cotton, linen, or polyester fabrics can be washed.

All fabrics are preshrunk, usually by prewashing.  Seller is not responsible for any allergic reactions to the detergent used in prewashing.

Items with buttons will arrive with an extra button sewn inside.

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