1770 Lady Ligonier by Thomas Gainsborough (Huntington Library Art Collections, San Marino, California)

The British were much more casual in their dress than European mainlanders as shown by this 1770 Gainsborough portrait of Lady Ligonier. 

Keywords:  1770, Gainsborough, British, high long straight coiffure, scoop neckline, criss-cross bodice, long bottom flared sleeves, waist band, natural waistline, close skirt, floral bodice ornament, jeweled arm bands, arm bands, shoes 

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