Woman's Dress (Open Robe) Light blue taffeta with ivory weft floats, ivory silk satin, ivory silk plain weave ribbon. Woven in Spitalfields, London, England. Philadelphia Museum of Art - Collections Object
Afternoon dress, ca 1785 England, the Victoria & Albert Museum “ In the and printed cotton fabrics began to replace silk in popularity for women’s gowns. The material of this gown has a dotted ground and is printed in a repeating pattern.