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    Colonial Fashion

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    Article on making a commissoned robe-a-la-francaise

    Wreath Robe a la Francaise: How it was made

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    {Buckskin breeches and a clawhammer coat, Kyoto Costume Institute}

    The Distinctions of the Regency Dandy

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    Europe, day Dress, silk tabby, ca. 1775-1780

    Day dress 603182

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    Frothy, fashionable caps c. 1780

    Frothy, Fashionable Caps, c. 1780

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    Tutorial: modern shoes into 18th Century shoes

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    Marie Antoinette Robe de Coeur Court Gown (1778-79)

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    Recreation of Marie Antoinette's court gown (Robe de cour) as painted by Vigee LeBrun in 1779. By Atelier Caraco Canezou for an exhibition in Japan

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    Click to preview The Guide to: Sewing your own 18th century stays using your custom drafted pattern pocket and trade book

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    Robe à la francaise 1765

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    Blog about constructing a robe a la francaise. Lovely step by step including lining, draping, making cord, dying, embroidering, and much more!

    At Long Last, the Louisbourg Gown

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    Detail of an 18th century suit from the Amsterdam Museum.

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    Textile Sample Book Date: 1771 Culture: British Medium: Paper, cloth binding, with attached samples of fustian

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art - Textile Sample Book

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    Despite their apparently rigid construction, 18th century bodices were actually fairly malleable when it came to accommodating pregnancy. The use of stomachers left the front of the bodice open allowing pregnant women to either use larger stomachers or forgo them entirely and fasten to bodice with ties. You can see with this quilted robe à la française from circa 1750, how widely the bodice could be expanded with the use of ties.

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    1737 fabric swatches (French)

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    Embroidered waistcoat, English, 1740s, KSUM 1983.1.13.

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    Detail front view, coat and waistcoat, France, c. 1790. Green silk taffeta; waistcoat: green silk velvet with floral motifs.

    Man's Coat | LACMA Collections

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    A Light blue dress with tons of ribbon!

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    Source unknown ( thanks, random upload ), but this dress appears Georgian in origin. Not sure if it's original or reproduction, but it love the colors!

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    Fashion 18th Century ball gown dress ensemble costume circa from 1752-1775. Made from very fine silk, lace and trim with embroidered small flower floral pattern in off white woven into the pale blue background. Hat decorated with millinery flower.

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    Gown ca. 1730-40 From Colonial Williamsburg

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    Robe à la Française Date: 1760–70 Culture: British Medium: silk

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    Robe a la francaise ca. 1760-70 From the Canadian Museum of Civilization

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    Dress (Robe à l'Anglaise) Date: 1770–75 Culture: British Medium: silk, metal

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art - Robe à l'Anglaise

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    An even closer look at the sleeve detail of a Robe à l'Anglaise, 1770–75, British, silk, metal (c) Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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    Mens green silk banyan, ca 1760 England (ca 1742-43 silk), Cora Ginsburg Collection

    Old Rags - Mens banyan, ca 1760 England (ca 1742-43 silk),...

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