Spencers in the Fall

16 Sep

Now that autumn is FINALLY arriving (cider donuts cider donuts), it’s time to break out the thin jackets!  And what better way to celebrate than by ogling some gorgeous examples of my favorite thin jacket, the spencer.

The spencer was worn at the turn of the 19th Century as a little jacket over your empire dress.  They were important- the muslin dresses, though stylish, were thin and drafty.  The spencer allowed you to keep the silhouette of the dress while staying warm,  and even livened things up by coming in all sorts of shapes, colors and decorations.  You will notice a variety of details with braiding, buttons, ribbons, and even pompoms, like the last one.

Happy (almost) fall!

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