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Images or Picutures of Regency Fashion, Hair Styles for ladies and gentlemen and Video Tutorials for hair


 As you scroll down you will see a fashion plate of the styles through history: Notice that our play is set in the early 1800-1830 -

This was called the Regency period in Britain after the Prince Regent George IV; named Prince Regent because his father, King George III had gone mad and was not fit to rule. In France, this same time period was called the Empire period after Napoleon Bonaparte who had been declared Emperor in France after the terrible L'Ancien Regime when the French rebelled and began to chop all the nobles' heads. We thus return to an era of simpler fashion to show we are serious and earnest. It was a return to the classical period, the Neoclassical (New Classical). Because of the British and French empires' colonization of Africa and the Middle East, and archeological digs which revealed the Greek and Roman statuary and Egyptian discoveries, the people began to admire the Greek and Roman form of dress and the Middle Eastern turbans and soft fabrics and simpler silhouettes. Notice how simple the dress of the 1802 compared to what had come before in the Rococo period of great embellishment, powdered, huge wigs and big dresses. Now we are into natural hair, less fabrics, softer, and a lot of white fabric (because the statues of the Greek and Roman culture were made of white marble). Even the hairstyle of the Greek and Roman statues was copied by the women.  Women wore their hair up, with braids, buns, and soft curls framing the face. They wore straw or cloth bonnets or straw hats, or turbans with feathers, or pearls, or gems.

The men's fashion was set by the first fashion icon of the era who took hours to dress up. His name was Beau Brummel, and he was the first "dandy". He believed that men and women should dress differently from each other, and that men should be elegant. Fabrics were less embellished but were of great quality. The men wore britches, long socks, tall boots, tall necked, long sleeved white shirts, double breasted waistcoats, high collared double breasted tailcoats, and of course the neckcloth or cravat. The neckcloth was tied in innumerable ways. No man was ever in public without his neckcloth, waistcoat, or tailcoat. It would have been considered unseemly and in poor taste. Men's hair style was called the "owl". It was usually combed forward and made to look slightly messy as if the hair had been windblown by being outside in nature.

 As you scroll down, you will see pictures of ladies and men. After those pictures, I have posted the URL of video tutorials for the ladies to study and practice. Practice!









































Hair tutorial for long hair;_ylt=AwrBxclKJABXOVcBXQBXNyoA;_ylu=X3oDMTBsY2xzZWFmBGNvbG8DYmYxBHBvcwMxBHNlYwNzYw--?p=Regency%20Era%20hair%20tutorial&


 Good tutorial for Hair and Accessories

 How to tie a head turban popular during the Regency Era

Simpler Hair tutorial 


History of the Fashion of the Regency Era in the 1800's (19th Century) Go to 15:30 for the part about hats and hair


Make up tutorial - except we will do the eyeliner because you are on stage





Published Saturday, April 2, 2016 1:57 PM by Dharma Leon


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