women dress in early elevated waistline, soft gathered skirt with narrower silhouette. Dress with short sleeves and lower necklines. Dresses seem looser and more childlike early in the Romantic period, then get more floofy and ostentatious.
Beau Brummell, the very first Suited Hero, changed the course of menswear in Regency England that started an evolution culminating in today's modern suit. He rejected the ornate fashions of the day for what was then an understated style. Fastidious and precise, three hours were required for him to dress. Royalty often assembled to watch him dress and pick up tips such as his habit of adding Champagne to his shoe polish to give his footwear a special sparkle. www.richardtorregrossa.com