1740-1745 court mantua (Victoria and Albert Museum) front view

From Wikipedia.

A court mantua was not a practical, nor an elegant, dress. Unlike early mantuas, this example does not have an under-skirt. This particular example had a separate stomacher.

Keywords:  1745, British, square neckline, revers, peplum, elbow length full sleeves, cuffs, panniers, mantua

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