The following images are from the BBC adaptation of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice The book was first published in 1813.
In the later 18th century women adopted a more loosely fitting dress, known as the chemise, which was inspired by the fashions of ancient Greece and Rome. The dresses were often made of muslin, in plain colours, with a high waistline. This trend continued throughout the early 19th century.
For men, knee-length breeches were replaced by ankle-length trousers, and suits became more fashionable.
Clothing among the wealthy classes during this period became far less flamboyant in style and colour than they had been previously.
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