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Before the Automobile: 1780's pseudo robe à la Turque/robe à l'Anglaise with a cut-away front

Before the Automobile: 1780's robe à la Turque, 2009

Robe à la Polonaise 1780s The Metropolitan Museum of Art


Gown1780-1785The Victoria & Albert Museum


France ca.1795. Polychrome embroidered cotton gauze skirt from the french Empire period, consisting in two never used panels . The border panels still have traces of the frame. The cotton gauze with an amazing transparency, has never been washed and is still rigide. Beautiful embroidery with silk thread and chain stitch, wavygarlands of polychrome creepers.

Villa Rosemaine

Iran, robe, 18th-19th centuries

Coat | Iranian | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

scottish fashion of 1700s - Google Search

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18th c… changeant pink silk Pierrot style caraco c. 1780 with a few scraps of brocaded silk taffeta and hand embroidered 18th c silk satin skirt

Trouvais...bien sur

1770-1780 Sack back open gown of rose pink ribbed silk brocaded with scattered multicolored flower sprays and small cream flower sprigs, looped cream silk fringe trim, bodice with pendant self fabric bands to cross-over and pin under arms, center front eyelets forlacing, skirt knife pleated to bodice, interior linen waist tapes and loops for polonaise effect, homespun linen bodice and sleeve linings, hem deeply faced with soft cream China silk.

Augusta Auctions

Polonaise about 1775-1785 in striped silk in salmon colour and decorations based on knitting applied to green silk taffeta

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18th century corset and panniers

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Wedding dress of Elizabeth Monroe ca. 1786 From the James Monroe Museum and Memorial Library on Pinterest ”


SILK BROCADE ROBE a L’ANGLAISE, CANADIAN, 1750 - 1775. Ivory silk brocaded with small tone on tone flowers and larger polychrome floral clusters, semi boned bodice with square-cut neckline and elbow length sleeve, pleated cuff decorated with fancy cord and polychrome tassels, trained open skirt with cord-trimmed furbelows, matching petticoat, bodice lined in cotton and linen. | Whitaker Auctions

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Lacing Detail showing the Metal Rings, mid-to-late 17th century

Augusta Auctions

Skirt and Caraco,ca. 1775, Denmark, jersey, quilted silk. The skirt has a wide pattern and two pearl buttons. The lining is of white silk. The Caraco is fastened at the waist. The sleeves have ruffles. Silk Lining along the front of the jacket and in the hood. The jacket is closed at the chest with 5 hooks and eyes. (c) NATMUS DK

Temaer - Nationalmuseet

Embroidered red silk satin mitts (Not a reproduction : they really are glossy PINK ! Fabulous !)

Pair of mitts

Johan Gabriel Oxenstierna (1750-1818) gave the blue court suit to Gustaf Göran Gabrielsson Oxenstierna in 1790's. Thanks, P.R.T.!

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mid 18th century dress

Ensemble | American | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Costume based on the portrait of Eleonora di Toledo de Medici/Maria de Medici by Alessandro Allori , c. 1590/1555-57. Made by Isabelle de Borchgrave and Rita Brown (‘Papiers à La Mode’)

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Pockets of History is a great site with pictures of and information about tie-on pockets, many of them from the 1700s


Green Silk Caraco, ca. 1770s

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Detail front view, levite or round gown, The Netherlands, 1780-1800. Sky blue silk taffeta with a light blue silk sash.

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1) model 2) stockings 3) undershirt 4) men's corset 5) breeches 6) neck ruff 7) doublet 8) jerkin 9) boot Around the time that Queen Elizabeth came into power it was popular for men to have a more slender, geometrical shape, and thus the corset. The model I used for this fashion layout is Null-Entity.

Layers of Elizabethan Men's Fashion

Side view: Polonaise, Spain, 1775-1785, Salmon silk & fabric decoration with applied green silk taffeta. 5 covered cylindrical buttons at the wrist. The seams are covered by a braided cord that ends at the waist loop and tassel trimmings. Known internationally as "the polonaise", in Spain was known as "Polish". Popular during the reign of Carlos III. Spanish identity of this polonaise is in the decorative elements, such as draping shoulder pads that cover the shoulder seams. (c) Museo del…

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Mitts, 4th quarter 18th century, possibly British. Leather, silk. Met, 2009.300.6196a, b

Mitts | possibly British | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Robe a la francaise, c. 1760

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