A FINE AND RARE EMBROIDERED COURT GOWN, 1770s. fine white Indian muslin with silver metal embroidery, the robe sack-back with train and scalloped cuffs to the sleeves, matching ruched robings, the cuffs and robings edged in delicate silver thread chain; the matching petticoat of silk to the upper back and tiered at the front bottom; the stomacher to a linen ground and trimmed with wide silver tape. | Christies

A FINE AND RARE EMBROIDERED COURT GOWN, 1770s. fine white Indian muslin with silver metal embroidery, the robe sack-back with train and scalloped cuffs to the sleeves, matching ruched robings, the cuffs and robings edged in delicate silver thread chain; the matching petticoat of silk to the upper back and tiered at the front bottom; the stomacher to a linen ground and trimmed with wide silver tape. | Christies

Marie Antoinette Dress Style | All things About Marie | Rosamaria G Frangini

Marie Antoinette Dress Style | All things About Marie | Rosamaria G Frangini

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

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

1955, Marie-Hélène in lovely cotton floral print evening dress gathered to one side at the hip in bow, by Jacques Griffe, photo by Guy Arsac

1955, Marie-Hélène in lovely cotton floral print evening dress gathered to one side at the hip in bow, by Jacques Griffe, photo by Guy Arsac

Evening gown, by Sir Norman Hartnell. Worn by H.M. Queen Elizabeth II on a state visit to the Netherlands in 1958. Royal Collection Trust/All Rights Reserved.

Evening gown, by Sir Norman Hartnell. Worn by H.M. Queen Elizabeth II on a state visit to the Netherlands in 1958. Royal Collection Trust/All Rights Reserved.

Dress [front view], England, 1934-35. Springhill Costume Collection © National Trust / Andrew Patterson. A presentation outfit consisting of a cream silk slipper satin long dress with a cowl neck line centre front, pleated into the centre back, with a decoration of random wavy tucks and scattered claw set, flat backed diamante all over. Cut to a slight train centre back, the dress is straight with a normal waist. An elegant dress. The detachable train gives it a second use as an evening…

Dress [front view], England, 1934-35. Springhill Costume Collection © National Trust / Andrew Patterson. A presentation outfit consisting of a cream silk slipper satin long dress with a cowl neck line centre front, pleated into the centre back, with a decoration of random wavy tucks and scattered claw set, flat backed diamante all over. Cut to a slight train centre back, the dress is straight with a normal waist. An elegant dress. The detachable train gives it a second use as an evening…

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