A new display on Regency underwear, featuring *that* white shirt....
Beneath their elegant gowns, Regency ladies wore layers of undergarments which gave a foundation to their dresses, helping them to maintain an elegant silhouette, preserve their modesty and keep warm. In this display Jane Austen's House uncover some of these private layers of clothing, from shifts and chemises to stays and petticoats. Discover how they were worn, what they felt like, and what they meant for daily life.
Rare examples of Regency underwear are displayed alongside iconic pieces from TV and film adaptations, including two key pieces of costume from the 1995 BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice… Lizzy Bennet's petticoat is seen alongside *that* white shirt, last seen diving into a lake on Mr Darcy, played by Colin Firth. Both garments bring us a little closer to understanding the character.
Exhibition tickets are automatically included with House entry.
|Takes Place (26 Mar 2022 - 2 Oct 2022)|
|Monday - Sunday||10:00||- 17:00|
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