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Fancy footwear!

You’re a heroine in an historical-romance novel, and you’re steppin’ out . . . Which shoes will you choose?

Graphic: historical shoes, shared via LisaBerne.com

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Ooh la la!

In the next chapter I’m going to write, my heroine will be wearing a gown rather like this one . . . as she swans about a luxurious gaming hell in Regency-era London. I can hardly wait to write it. :)

Photo: 1830s evening gown

via @whatgrandmawore on Twitter

It’s the sixth book in my Penhallow Dynasty series, by the way. Would you like to save it on Goodreads? Click here.

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Which gown?

You’re a Regency lady and you’ve been invited to a fancy London party (rumor is that the Prince Regent and Mr. Darcy of Pemberley will be there!). But what to wear? Which gorgeous gown will you choose?

Photo: Which gown? Via LisaBerne.com

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Something pretty . . .

. . . upon which to feast our eyes. A gorgeous wedding dress!

These images via @whatgrandmawore on Twitter: “A trim of orange blossom runs around the bertha of this 1856-59 dress . . . with large silk bows hanging from the shoulders. The bodice ends at a sharp point, nipping in the waist and emphasizing the skirt. Take a look at the lacing on the bodice.”

 

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Lovely in lilac!

I invite you to feast your eyes on this gorgeous ballgown by Vivienne Westwood circa 2005-06.

Photo: a ballgown by Vivienne Westwood, shared via LisaBerne.com

via @whatgrandmawore on Twitter

And this stunning detail!

Photo: detail: a ballgown by Vivienne Westwood, shared via LisaBerne.com

One more view, this one with a somber background that highlights the gown’s dazzling color, graceful lines, and sense of movement:

Photo: detail: a ballgown by Vivienne Westwood, shared via LisaBerne.com

One could make quite an entrance dressed in this, don’t you think?

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Pretty in purple!

Behold this gorgeous velvet and chiffon gown from the early 1900s. I’d love to swan around in this, just like a character in Downton Abbey. How about you?

Photo: a purple velvet and chiffon gown from the early 1900s

Front view: photos via @LaurenCDeutsch on Twitter

Photo: a purple velvet and chiffon gown from the early 1900s

Back view

Photo: a purple velvet and chiffon gown from the early 1900s

Detail of front

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Booooks!

Who else wants this fab t-shirt?!?

Photo: "Boooooks!" t-shirt

via @OnFrolic on Twitter

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“A glimmering butterfly dress . . .”

Isn’t this absolutely gorgeous?

Photo: a glimmering butterfly gown by Worth circa 1912

via @AnneLouiseAvery on Twitter

According to the description, this “glimmering butterfly dress and matching headdress [were] made by Worth in 1912. Ivory silk charmeuse overlaid with chiffon, bodice and back exquisitely fashioned in butterfly wings glittering with amber beads and iridescent peacock-blue paste jewels. Created for a costume party.”

I don’t write in this era, but a gown like this makes me want to!

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Bookish underwear!

The Ripped Bodice shared this on their Twitter page, and I had to share, too. Available via Target!

Photo: bookish underwear at Target via the Ripped Bodice

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Lady in red!

You are cordially invited to feast your eyes on this gorgeous dress! I’d wear it in a heartbeat — what about you?

Photos: red gown circa 1930s

via Kate Strasdin on Twitter

“Red and black devoré velvet, the vividness of the red moving from the shoulders towards the black froth of net around the hem. The 1930s witnessed a return to a more elongated silhouette, skirts lengthening once again.”

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