Rococo Dress...I'll be using the double doors tonight, thank you. lol

Court dress ca. 1750 British/ silk, metallic thread Blue silk taffeta brocaded with silver thread

'Court dress' was an exclusive and very ornate style of clothing worn by the aristocracy, the only people usually invited to attend at Court. The style of the robe is quite old-fashioned, and based on the 17th-century mantua.

Mantua

Mantua 'Court dress' was an exclusive and very ornate style of clothing worn by the aristocracy, the only people usually invited to attend at Court. The style of the robe is quite old-fashioned, and based on the mantua.

Dress (Robe à la Française), ca. 1760, British

Dress (Robe à la Française) British made of silk ~~~~~ Tight elbow-length sleeves were trimmed with frills or ruffles, and separate under-ruffles called engageantes of lace or fine linen were tacked to the smock or chemise sleeves

18th Century Costume Archives: Red Silk 1760s Robe a l’Anglais | Making History Tart & Titillating

18th Century Costume Archives: Red Silk 1760s Robe a l’Anglais

V remade from silk and linen This gown features a rose-red silk with trails of ivory flowers woven in a complex technique. The fabric, a type of silk known as gros de tours, dates from the but the gown itself has been remade into the style of the

A la Wyeth House. Half mourning (?)

printed cotton/linen petticoat, painted and dyed. Cotton petticoat with black surface decoration. Pleated onto a Linen Tape waistband?

Apron, Mid 18th century. very fine, almost see-through muslin. From around the 1730s to the 1750s, elegant ladies wore aprons as a fashionable accessory, that served no functional purpose but were often very costly. These fashion aprons were made of fine muslins, lawn (fine linen) or cambric, a very fine and very white type of linen made of flax, originally made in the French city of Cambray. Aprons were often embroidered with so-called Dresden work, a form of pulled thread embroidery.

Dress from Museum of London. The dress is made of yellow silk taffeta, which is brocaded. This means that the flower design is not embroidered but woven into the fabric. {Look for the companion post on the back view of this gown.

Detail of back: Embroidered satin open robe, Chinese for the European market, 1770s, the fabric c.1755-60 Photos courtesy of Kerry Taylor Auctions

An embroidered satin open robe, Chinese made for the European market Fabric created embroidered in imitation of a brocade with bouquets of flowers tied with blue ribbons…via trouvais

Dress Date: 1750–75 Culture: French Medium: cotton Dimensions: Length at CB (a): 58 in. (147.3 cm) Length at CB (b): 36 1/2 in. (92.7 cm) Credit Line: Purchase, Irene Lewisohn Bequest, 1964

Cotton Print-Culture: French Medium: cotton Dimensions: Length at CB (a): 58 in. cm) Length at CB (b): 36 in. cm) Credit Line: Purchase, Irene Lewisohn Bequest, 1964 Accession Number: b

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