From Dressing Australia – Museum of Costume comes an enchanting exhibition that brings celebrated novelist  Jane Austen to life.

Be Persuaded follows Austen’s life and the memorable characters that she created.

Children and matriarchs are dressed in exquisite 18th and early 19th century fashion featuring empire line frocks, delicate silk gowns, capes, shawls, bonnets and parasols. Rare watercolours portraying the fashion of the era will be exhibited with toys, accessories and ephemera.

Above: Jane's Nephew © Dressing Australia – Museum of Costume
Top: A Mature Mrs Darcy dress and cape Early 1800s © Dressing Australia – Museum of Costume
Bottom: Jane Regency gowns (details) Early 1800s © Dressing Australia – Museum of Costume