Spencer & Pelisse
Regency Fashion makes regency spencer and pelisses, and some are available for rental. Ask about the possibilities of costumemaking by sending an e-mail. Go to The Gown , Regency Men’s Clothing our Portfolio or Facebook .for more
The Spencer is a short jacket, often with long sleeves and with a high neckline. And worn over the Regency gown, especially with the Afternoon Dress. The Spencer is made fitted, like the gown. Mostly made from silk or wool. In Regency times women wore, depending on the weather, spencers with a hat or bonnet, long coats, capes with hood and gloves or a muff.
In Spring and Summer scarves were worn, these were made of heavy cashmere, light silk or fine cotton. Often decorated with classical Greek motifs, other scarves decorated with Peacock motifs.
The ‘ Pelisse ‘ is an overgarment or coat, and made in the same shape as the dress, like teh Spencer. Pelisses were worn over the Evening gown in the early Regency period. Some years later Pelisses were worn over the Afternoon Gown. Often made with sleeves sometimes without, and closing at the front. Pelisses were made in a shorter or longer model, some of them had a train.