Tuesday, April 24, 2012

A Jane Austen Era Riding Lesson

Today's post is all about the styles of dress worn back in the very early 1800's by lady equestrians of England and/or France. They wore very formal attire, in a manner of speaking, and anybody caught riding astride rather than the very "ladylike" sidesaddle would soon find herself in real trouble socially, if not ostracized.
Our ladies would all have been genteel creatures, bent more on marrying the best catch in the county or in town than on any career path. Austen herself proved to be one of the few at that time with high enough aspirations toward a career that would still allow her to be a part of her social set, and not "fallen from grace" or "beyond the pale," as it were.
Though she herself chose not to marry, it was not for the want of a proper beau. Had she actually given her career away on married life, imagine all the wonderful characters we might never have read about in her lovely cadre of tales.
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ArtSings1946 said...

I love Jane Austen ... like Dickens, she makes you feel how it was back in her day, don't you think? Thanks for this post.

Happiness to all.

Anne@A Little Fur in the Paint said...

Hello! Just found your blog, and I'm following!

Sim said...

Thank you love! :)

artistamyjo said...

Such a neat post. Wouldn't it be fun to turn back time and live in that era for awhile.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful. thanks so much my friend
hugs June x

Plush Possum Studio said...

ArtSings: Thank you so much for stopping by! We love Jane Austen around here.
And I quite agree--you can FEEL her era, can't you? Almost taste or smell it, too! Love her writing style!
You can look forward to more Regency Era posts upcoming!

Plush Possum Studio said...

Anne: I LOVE your blog's name!!! "A Little Fur In the Paint." Sounds lovely. I'll be sure to stop by later on for a first visit.
And Thank You for your Follow!

Plush Possum Studio said...

Sim: You are so welcome, dearie!

Plush Possum Studio said...

Amy: If we can stand being corseted all day long LOL!
But I love the fashions of that era, don't you?

Plush Possum Studio said...

June: Glad you stopped over for a look round! We enjoy your company!

Rhissanna said...

Such lovely riding habits. I love the rather impetuous lady losing her bonnet!

Plush Possum Studio said...

Miss Rabbit: She would appear to be rather lacking in riding skill, wouldn't you agree? ;)

Sugarpie said...

Oh my goodness LOL!!!!
How clever of you!
I love this so very much, thank you for sharing your haphazard rider with us.
Makes me think of Annie Oakley's lovely cohort named Dale Evans, but unleashed.
xx Celia

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