But darling, I have nothing to wear!

Are you interested in coming to the Derwent Regency Festival, where there’ll be wonderful live music, lively dancing, interesting history, fine food, games and fun for all, over four days of diverse entertainment, but worried about what to wear?

Fear not! Regency attire will be admired but is not required. You’re welcome in whatever you like, ‘though for the Grand Ball and the Sunday House and Garden Party in particular, neat evening dress would be preferable.

If you do want to make an attempt at a period outfit, you can go a long way with some simple op-shop or reuse finds.

Gentlemen, want to make the ladies swoon with your Mr Darcy look? Here are some videos for you:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DvIzhgcgX5s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLTQtgsM1CI

Ladies, if you fancy creating your own Regency outfit from op-shop items, here’s a handy video link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5KKViqeaD9c

See also

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4T1D_C2Zmak

https://cationdesigns.blogspot.com/2013/01/a-regency-day-dress-made-from-sheets.html

https://www.janeaustenfestivalbath.co.uk/booking-and-tickets/regency-clothes/

https://www.colonialdance.com.au/what-to-wear-at-a-jane…

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/2gJhck0PmwwfwSnGMR21B4y/how-to-dress-like-a-jane-austen-character

There are many other online resources for dressing up in period outfits. Search for “easy regency outfit”.

Of course, feel free to come in any attire you like, but if you do make an effort on a period outfit, it will be admired. It all adds to the fun.