~Dandridge Robe à la française: ca. 1750 (textile), ca. 1770 (gown remodeled), American, Spitalfields (silk), silk lustring with brocaded floral bouquet entwined with weft-float pattern of trailing vine and flowers, open front style (with matching petticoat), flounced and lined sleeves, trimmings padded with cotton, embellished with colored silk fly-fringe. [Search for Acc. No. 1975-340,1]~
American Duchess:Historical Costuming: 8 Drool-Worthy 18th c. Dresses From the Kyoto Costume Institute | Historical Costuming and sewing of Rococo 18th century clothing, 16th century through 20th century, by designer Lauren Reeser
1780 Jacket-style bodices, worn with quilted and/or embroidered petticoats, became a popular alternative to the open robe. The upper class wore the caraco ensemble as casual day wear; the merchant class wore the caraco for special occasions as well as day wear.