“Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and remove one accessory.” Coco Chanel’s famous advice on accessories advocated a ‘less is more’ approach. Georgian fashion could not have been more different! Discover how to accessorise eighteenth-century style – from hair to toe – right here.

The Art of the Fan

The fan in eighteenth century England became an expression of style and personality, a conveyor of wealth, and an important component of feminine social identity and communication.

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Sheltering Society: Parasols

The parasol was by no means simply a utilitarian object. Beyond providing shelter, it became an essential item in the posturing promenades of fashionable Georgian ladies.

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Fits Like a Glove

With the expansion of the glovemaking trade at the beginning of the eighteenth century, gloves began their decent from luxury article to mass-market accessory.

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