Muslin dress, c. 1845 The ideal 1840s woman was a delicate being. She was innocent, modest, sensitive to etiquette, possessed of softly rounded shoulders and had a demure gaze. This 1840s dress, made from diaphanous white cotton muslin edged with bobbin lace, suggests these qualities.
Regency Drawstring Gown Jane Austen Dress by SewManyTreasures, $165.00. Not all would want this dress, but I love it. Old look, but so comfy, think I will make it . Looks like what we wore in the 70's, only prettier.