Dress a la polonaise, outer fabric embroidered linen, lining linen, 1770s, KM 67.871

Embroidery on linen was a popular pastime for both men and women in the upper classes and the patterns were often chosen to resemble silk fabric. Dress à la polonaise, outer fabric embroidered linen, lining linen, KM Photo Pernilla Rasmussen

POLONAISE A hint of nationalism didn’t stop Marie Antoinette (1755–1793) from adopting it as an informal costume over in France. Vive le Polonaise! Here's Kirsten in the 2006 film version in the style

POLONAISE A hint of nationalism didn’t stop Marie Antoinette from adopting it as an informal costume over in France. Here's Kirsten in the 2006 film version in the style

corset with lacing at the centre back, panniers with slits in the sides to reach the pocket and petticoat with placket fastening at the centre back.

Robe à la francaise, 1770s. Old-rose silk, cuffs ande dges trimmed with pleated bands of matching silk edged in beige fly braid.

Robe à la francaise, Old-rose silk, cuffs ande dges trimmed with pleated bands of matching silk edged in beige fly braid.

Panniers, ca. 1750

Women’s underwear served two purposes in the century. The hoops were also made of linen and stiffened with whalebone or cane. They shaped the petticoat of the gown to the appropriate silhouette.

Before the Automobile: 1780's stays

My favorite surviving century stays can be found in the Victoria & Albert museums collections. As my previous stays were starting to s.

18th-century American Women: More Big Hair -- Higher, Higher, Higher - French Fashion plates 1777

American Women: More Big Hair -- Higher, Higher, Higher - French Fashion plates 1777

incredible reproduction 1780s stays by costumer blogger Augustintytar - post includes research details

My favorite surviving century stays can be found in the Victoria & Albert museums collections. As my previous stays were starting to s.

17th Century hair do

Rococo "Hairstyles in high Rococo" was the subject of an examination in the semester of the final year of the Instructor: Todd Maxwell Restoration hair and makeup 1

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