Fashion ~ Colonial
Created: circa 1750-1775 The fashionable vogue of wearing a robe a la française dressed a la Polonaise displays the overskirt of the dress tied at the sides using interior cords and/or ribbons or buttons to form three large poufs. This style was reportedly in response to the 1772 division of Poland into three kingdoms and is called robe à la Polonaise. English Spitalfields silk brocade is worked in a rose-tone with cream stripes with floral motifs scattered across the gr
A beautiful Robe a la française with the skirt looped up in a Polonaise style circa 1750 to 1775. The MINT. Accession Number: 2009.33.4A-B
Jacket and petticoat, 1730-60 From the Digitalt Museum
Girl's gown. Embroidered silk. Britain, c.1760
Dress ("robe à la française"), c.1775, France, Beige silk satin with thin stripe and dot pattern; "compères" front; matching petticoat; padded 3-dimensional decoration; trimmed with fly fringe & chenille. Needlework ornaments made with typical French quilting techniques such as "bouillonné", where the cloth is gathered together to create bulk, "boutis", which incorporates cotton padding, and "tuyauté", where the fabric is brought into a tube-like shape, are repeated throughout the garment. KCI
Ivory Moire Silk Damask Open Robe, Continental, c1775-1780. This ivory silk robe à la française is created by the combination of a moiré ribbed ground and satin-weave motifs. The diaper-patterned serpentine bands interspersed with floral bouquets and bow-knots date the silk to just after the mid-century when such meandering designs were in vogue. The gown was subsequently altered around 1775-80 to update the shape of the bodice front and sleeves. Complemented by a petticoat of moiré damask.
1770-1780 Sack back open gown of rose pink ribbed silk brocaded with scattered multicolored flower sprays and small cream flower sprigs, looped cream silk fringe trim, bodice with pendant self fabric bands to cross-over and pin under arms, center front eyelets forlacing, skirt knife pleated to bodice, interior linen waist tapes and loops for polonaise effect, homespun linen bodice and sleeve linings, hem deeply faced with soft cream China silk.
A 1780s gown with tabbed bodice over petticoat -- made of block-printed Indian cotton.
Centennial bustle ball gown, ca. 1876
c. 1750-75. Robe a la française dressed a la Polonaise. The fashionable vogue of weating a robe a la francaise dressed a la Polonaise displays the overskirt of the dres tied at the sides using interior cords and/or ribbons or buttons to form three large poufs. This style was reportedly in response to the 1772 division of Poland into three kingdoms and is called Robe a la Polonaise. Silk brocade. Fashion- Mint Museum.org