White embroidered caraco and petticoat, 1790-1800. Back detail. From the Palais Galliera, Musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris

Detail rear view, caraco and petticoat, Very fine white cotton, embroidered with garlands of vine and grape clusters. From the Palais Galliera, Musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris

glamorous. fabulous. charming. fun. flirty. elegant. exciting. delicate. whimsical. wonderful....

Fashion Century ball gown dress ensemble costume circa from 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.

Vestido de boda, el Grand Magasins de la Paix, ca. 1871. Ivory faya de seda con encaje de Bruselas y el cordón de marfil pasamanería. Chaqueta-como cuerpo con curvas vasco y mangas acampanadas, falda y sobrefalda. Bullicio. Kerry Taylor Auctions / Artfact

Wedding gown, Grand Magasins de la Paix, ca. Ivory silk faille with Brussels lace and ivory cord passementerie. Jacket-like bodice with curved basque and bell-shaped sleeves, skirt, and overskirt.

Différents hauts: -Robes à la française -Robe à la turque -Robes à l'anglaise -Robe redingote

Detail of late Century Georgian costumes by award winning designer Michael O'Connor for 'The Duchess', - images courtesy of fripperiesandfobs

Dress, ca. 1880. Chocolate brown silk polonaise bodice dips at the sides to drape and form back bustle. Ten crochet ball buttons, embroidered lace cuffs, tan cotton lining. Cream silk twill skirt with tiny brown floral print, square insert in back of solid brown and bustle ties.

Chocolate brown silk polonaise bodice dips at the sides to drape and form back bustle. Ten crochet ball buttons, embroidered lace cuffs, tan cotton lining. Cream silk twill skirt with tiny brown floral print, square insert in back of sol

Robe à l’anglaise ca. 1780From the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag via...

Robe à l’anglaise ca. 1780From the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag via... (Fripperies and Fobs)

Robe à la Française dressed à la Polonaise circa 1760-1780. Silk brocade with a field of flowers and lived trimmed with "fly" fringe.

Robe a la francaise dressed a la Polonaise. ca - style reportedly response to 1772 division of Poland into 3 kingdoms.

Robe à l’Anglaise  1770-1775  The Metropolitan Museum of Art

-Has anyone else noticed the irony of the "robe a l'Anglaise" being in fashion at a time when England and France were at war (A. Dress (Robe à l'Anglaise) Date: Culture: British Medium: silk, metal

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