1710-1774 Saque back dress robe à la française (Metropolitan Museum of Art - New York City, New York USA)

From the museum's Web site.

This is a good example of how a robe à la française is made, particularly showing the back panel is merged with the sides of the skirt instead of being just a decorative flap down the back. The small photo shows the seam joining the back to the skirt.

Keywords:  French, square neckline, revers, stomacher, elbow length sleeves, vee waistline, panniers. robe à la française

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