Welcome back, First Impressions listeners! In honor of our one-year anniversary, we've got a special episode for you! Special guest (and longtime fan) Bethany C. is joining us to tell us fascinating facts about Regency fashion and its importance in Jane Austen's novels. Ever wonder about pattens, petticoats, spencers, shoe-roses, pelisses, and chemises? We've got all the information for you here. Enjoy bonus details about (slightly-creepy) hair jewelry, the "muslin disease," and Canadian beaver fur. Also: Mr. Darcy's pants were made out of buckskin. You're welcome.
Special thanks to Bethany C. for doing a tremendous amount of research so your lazy First Impressions podcasters didn't have to!