Well I’ve been duped. Big time.
The dangers of inaccurate Pinterest information abound and I fell for this one. A reader, Liz thepragmaticcostumer.wordpress.com, was kind enough to let me know that this is not a Regency gown. The original caption read “ca. 1810-1820″, but in reality it’s a 1967 design by George Halley.
No wonder it looked so different. (Duh!)
My apologies – I will attempt more thorough verification in the future. But I am leaving this post up for educational purposes.