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1775, British  Robe à la Polonaise  ~ who cared if they had hips under there! :))


Polonaise Robe, England, Silk with boning and lined with linen. Robe and Polonaise of lustring striped in pale green, cream and two shades of purple.

18th century robe a la Francaise in unusual dark tones fabric design.

Love the defined double box pleats falling directly from the trim at the top of the back. This sack-back - or robe à la francaise - is typical of gowns worn for formal or full dress occasions between the and

1750  Robe à la Française

Three views of this lovely gown that Diana might have worn for a special occasion: Dress (Robe à la Française), French, silk. Metropolitan Museum of Art.

A fine and rare embroidered court gown, 1770's.

Court Gown C. Fine white Indian muslin with silver metal embroidery, the robe sack-back with train and scalloped cuffs to the sleeves, matching ruched robings, the cuffs and robings edged in.

Dress Ensemble | 1752-1775 | Museum of London

This gown and matching stomacher are made of very fine silk. Because of its shine or lustre, the fabric was called a lustring or lutestring. The process of 'lustrating' involved stretching and moistening the textile. In a 1756 treatise, silk de

1760 Sackback dress

Sack back gown ca. 1760 Sack back gown Place of origin: Great Britain, united kingdom Materials and Techniques: Silk, trimmed with silk cord, braid and ribbon, lined with linen

Rokoko - (1730 bis 1770/1780)

Silver Embroidered Indian Cotton Robe a l’Anglaise, ca. via Philadelphia Museum of Art