1740-1745 British court mantua (Victoria and Albert Museum)

From lindibaby.tumblr.com/post/26664415079/courtroyale-mantua-english-court-dress.

This shows the bodice ending in a basque spreading out on the sides and the custom embroidery of the skirt.

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