What a lovely summery Regency gown. My heroine Nora always wears a big bonnet on her walks.partly because ladies always wore hats out, but also because she's hiding her face from the people stalking her.
A mauve/gray changeable silk rove a la polonaise late 1770s with boned, low pointed black panels, internal skirt loops, the sleeves applied with 1770s double tiered embroidered muslin engageants. Posted on Kerry Laylor Auctions. The petticoat they say is a 1770s panel of mauve and green striped silk.
La Mode Illustrée De La Belle Epoque - saisonciel: Phyllis Le Grand by Bassano, 1911
FCBTC / ca. 1760-80. Woman’s Jacket (Caraco) (altered circa 1780) and Petitcoat. Europe. Costumes; principal attire (upper body). Silk plain weave with supplementary warp patterning. Jacket center back length: 19 in. (48.26 cm)