""Circassienne": it is composed of an undervest with long, very tight sleeves, and a gown or overcoat pulled up behind on the sides and in back; very short sleeves, cut like the mouth of a canon, from which the undervest's sleeves seem to come; a Muslim petticoat,* the waist of which is hidden under the undervest and which reaches below the ankle on two sides, it is the last piece in the composition of the Circassienne." 1778

La robe à la polonaise. Cette robe fut très en vogue entre 1776 et 1787. C'est une variante de la robe à la française.

Galerie des Modes, 7e Cahier, 4e Figure: Demi-polonaise, 1778

When France joined forces with the American revolutionaries, Marie Antoinette showed her support by wearing a pouf a la Belle Poule: an intricate hairdo displaying a French frigate that won a key victory against the British in June 1778.

Galerie des Modes, 7e Cahier, 6e Figure: Child's governess, 1778

A Most Beguiling Accomplishment: Galerie des Modes, 8e Cahier, 3e Figure (1778). Caption & long description translated by @Cassidy. "Bourgeoise walking with her daughter, she is dressed in a silk dotted with little flowers, and her daughter in buras trimmed with ribbons... Bourgeoise walking with her daughter; she is wearing an informal gown and petticoat of the same material, pulled up at the sides with cord or gold braid.* Trimming in two rows of poufs; volant very high, in regular pleats....

ca. 1778, French, silk

Robe à la polonaise: ca. 1778-1780, French, silk and embellishments.

1778. Pink polonaise dress.

Young lady in a solid Polonaise of Buras, trimmed with a band of the same stuff, in 1778. (1778). A Most Beguiling Accomplishment: Galerie des Modes

Pink mantua ca 1778

18th century dress. This amazing red and gold brocade open robe was made in Italy between 1725 and 1750.

Galerie des Modes, 8e Cahier, 5e Figure: Cuisiniere in a casaquin, 1778

Full Dress (Open Robe and Petticoat), c. 1760s, British

Galerie des Modes, 8e Cahier, 6e Figure: Caraco à la Française, 1778

Robe à la Française, 1770-90, French, silk

robe à l’anglaise 1780s

Galerie des Modes, 7e Cahier, 5e Figure: Marchande des modes, 1778

Dress (Robe à l'Anglaise), French, 1785-87

Robe à la Française, 1770-90, French, silk

1779. Robe à la Polonaise of white linen with a border of painted linen.