Fashion Timeline: 1760-1810Year: ca 1800-1810
Dresses: Chemise with spencer jacket, chemise with tunic or half-robe, and amazone
Description: 1) A transparent, often-white, high-waisted dress similar to drapes of ancient Greek or Roman statues. It emphasized the natural form of the body; the spencer was a cropped jacket, originally worn by men, and invented by an Englishman, Lord spencer, who'd accidentally torn off the coatails of his jacket during a fall from his horse 2) A style in which a short robe was worn over a chemise dress. A bustle pad was commonly worn under the muslin gown at the back, and 3) A womans riding costume, named after the female warriors in Greek mythology. It featured a long skirt with a tailored jacket (from "Kyoto Costume Institute" and "Patterns of Fashion").
I AM FINALLY FINISHED!!!!!!!!!
I was only supposed to draw two characters, but I added a third since I rarely draw Empire dresses, and I know a lot of people like them
You might see more Empire dresses from me later on, but don't count on them becoming a regular thing in my gallery; I really have to be "in the mood" to draw this style because it's just not my thing >_>;;
Now that I'm free to draw for myself again, I'll be going back to AFoR stuff... so expect to see a lot of dark art coming your way!!!
Note: People keep using the terms Empire and Regency as if they're the same thing... but they're not. Empire =/= Regency.
The term "Empire" refers to the First French Empire, when Napoleon I ruled France, but it describes the aesthetics of the early 19th century, in general; whereas, the term "Regency" refers to the period (1811-1820) when King George III was deemed unfit to rule and his son, later George IV, was named Prince Regent. So, Regency is a much more specific term... and you really shouldn't use it to describe fashions outside of England.
Cherrelle © ~Seitou
Caroline © ~Seitou
Charlotte © ~Seitou
Textures are my own.