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Portrait d'une femme en buste, 1757, FRANCOIS-HUBERT DROUAIS (PARIS 1727-1775)

American Duchess: 1740s Riding Habit Waistcoat and Shirt

American Duchess: 1740s Riding Habit Waistcoat and Shirt

A blue and ivory lampas caraco, circa 1760-65.

ivory and pearl grey silk covered hat, 1770s by Fashionable Frolick, via Flickr

18th century stays: Jumps? or Bodice?

18th century stays: Jumps? or Bodice?

Robe à l'anglaise: ca. 1775-1780's, American, striped cotton plain weave. "This gown is a rare surviving example of the type worn by servants and the lower classes, or by middle class women for informal wear. The plain design and the use of cotton fabric are well suited to an informal dress, but also reflect the growing preference for simplicity during the 1770s and 1780s. At this time, dresses with closed skirts became popular; called "round gowns," they were put on over the head..."

Marens Hus: und wieder daheim

Before the Automobile: 1790 round gown

Before the Automobile: 1790 round gown

Before the Automobile: 1790 round gown. Draping fit is lovely.

Before the Automobile: 1790 round gown

Before the Automobile: 1790 round gown

Before the Automobile: 1790 round gown

A Spitalfields silk dress with a dome-shaped skirt conforms not only to the silhouette of the 1730s but also to the interaction between silks and laces during that time, especially evident in Spitalfields manufacture. The silk pattern is like that of lace. While most eighteenth-century dresses have been altered in some way for subsequent use, fashion historian Janet Arnold has noted that this one shows no sign of ever having been altered and is thus in its perfect original state.

Dress Date: ca. 1725 Culture: British Medium: silk

Dress | British | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Gown, 1743-1750, brocaded silk taffeta. Museum of London.

Dress | Museum of London

Quilted white satin travelling petticoat, 1745 - 1760 via Snowshill Manor collection, National Trust, UK.

BLUE SILK BROCADE BODICE, 1750-1770. French blue faille ground, patterns of ivory lace & garden flowers in red & plum shades, V at CF & CB, attached peplum w/ pleats at back sides, fitted elbow L sleeves w/ deep cuffs, homespun linen bodice lining, ice blue silk facing & peplum lining,

Augusta Auctions

Detail back view, robe à l'anglaise, London (Spitalfields), 1752-1775 (fabric: c. 1755). Pale blue lustring silk with a small flower pattern in off-white woven into the fabric. The cut of the dress is at least a decade later than the fabric and there is evidence in the bodice that darts have been unpicked. The dress might have been changed to a a more fashionable shape or altered for another wearer.

Dress Ensemble | Museum of London

Quilted linen shortgown, ca 1750. KM 2463 :: kofta Vit, matelasserad i blommor, blad och långa slingrande stjälkar. Halvlång ärm, vilken går i ett stycke med rygg och framstycke, s.k. kimono-modell. Brunfläckig (nov. 1994).

Carlotta - Objekt

Waistcoat first half of the 18th century crafted from linen and silk with polychrome embroidery.

Detail sleeve, robe à la francaise, probably Spain, c. 1720. Salmon coloured ribbed silk, lavishly embroidered with floral motifs.

Woman's jacket of purple silk damask, Germany, c. 1750-1770 The large protruding basques once lay decoratively on a hooped petticoat.

Pride and splendour - SWI