""Circassienne": it is composed of an undervest with long, very tight sleeves, and a gown or overcoat pulled up behind on the sides and in back; very short sleeves, cut like the mouth of a canon, from which the undervest's sleeves seem to come; a Muslim petticoat,* the waist of which is hidden under the undervest and which reaches below the ankle on two sides, it is the last piece in the composition of the Circassienne." 1778
A Most Beguiling Accomplishment: Galerie des Modes, 13e Cahier, 3e Figure (1778). Caption & long description translated by @Cassidy. "Young Lady coiffed à la Dauphine, dressed in a taffeta Robe à la Reine, trimmed au Nouveau Désiré. This Dress was invented by Signore SARRAZIN, costumer to their Royal Highnesses the Princes... Robe à la Reine: this gown has the double advantage of being able to be worn trailing or pulled up, at the will of the people who are wearing it and at the moment they..."
A Most Beguiling Accomplishment: Galerie des Modes, 12e Cahier, 2e Figure (1778). Caption & long description translated by @Cassidy. "THE DISTRACTED WOMAN. This woman, after being entirely dressed, remembers that she has not washed her feet, and is brought a basin by her chambermaid. Her Gown is of wine-grey Gourgouran* trimmed with the same, the ribbon around the trim is sky blue, tied at intervals with little flowers. The chambermaid is in a caraco of pale Buras... In the preceding Figure..."
Galerie des Modes, 8e Cahier, 6e Figure: Caraco à la Française, 1778
Galerie des Modes, 7e Cahier, 5e Figure: Marchande des modes, 1778