Yes, regency-era ladies did wear undergarments! This ensemble starts with a completely hand stitched, short-sleeved shift with low neckline controlled by a casing. Look closely to see cross-stitiched initials in the center front. One option for keeping one's figure under control were 'short stays', with a high waist and bust gussets. Overall is worn a soft linen dressing gown with scalloped ruffles and a double collar. Old-fashioned brocade mules are her footwear.