Left image from Wikimedia, right image from From www.dhm.de/ausstellungen/fashioning-fashion.
For me, the word "redingote" conjures up images of columnar coats worn over Empire style dresses. Here is a redingote worn over pre-Revolutionary dress with a spoon-like waistline associated with robes à la françaises. The bodice is sewn on to a separate skirt. This garment appears to have wide lapels, but they form a capelet in back.
Keywords: 1790, redingote, vee neckline, capelet, buttons, long tight sleeves, spoon waistline, full skirt
Jun 12, 2013, 8:20 PM
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