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fashion: colonial

ca. 1775

Ensemble | American | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

ca. 1770 french silk

Dress About 1770, 18th century Gift of Mrs. Mary Montizambert Harris

Musée McCord Museum - Dress

Gown looks like printed cotton possible 1775-1780 -- Historic New England

Dress | Clothing -- Outerwear | 1998.5875 -- Historic New England

Rust-color silk lampas gown with chenille trim (back), European (possibly French), ca. 1770.

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Chintz round gown - 1775-1790 - This round gown is made of a glazed printed cotton which was popular for gowns. It would have been available for purchase once the Revolutionary War ended and fabric was once again being imported from Britain. Round gowns became popular during the last quarter of the 18th century. Most gowns in the 18th century had the skirts split down the front, allowing the petticoat to show. Round gowns did not have a split down the front. zoom icon

A Chinese-yellow silk open-robe, circa 1770, with fitted English-back, pinked ribbons to the bodice robings, skirt with pocket slits, bodice lined in natural linen. Kerry Taylor Auctions.

Woman’s Riding Hood 1775-1800 United States MFA

patten, pre-1810. The iron ring elevates the slipper and foot, thus protecting the shoe. Charleston Museum

Chemise/shift, ca. 1780, American. Length at CB, 42". MET, 2005.369.

Chemise | American | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

1770-1780 British Caraco and petticoat at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London - From the curators' comments: "This young woman's jacket (called a caraco in the 18th century) and matching petticoat are made of painted and dyed cotton fabric (chintz) produced in south-east India's Coromandel Coast for export to Europe in about 1770."

Caraco and petticoat | V&A Search the Collections

Striped yellow silk sack-back dress (back view), 1770-75. The bodice has robings; all front edges have ruched trimming and the sleeves have falling cuffs.

Dress, robe and matching underskirt, back view: 18th century

Dress (Robe à la Française) Date: 1774–93

Robe à la Française | French | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Red Silk Robe a l'Anglaise, Victoria and Albert Museum, 1760s