Court mantua (Victoria & Albert Museum - London, UK)

From staticgirl's photostream on flickr.

Court mantua (Victoria & Albert Museum - London, UK) From staticgirl's photostream on flickr

This dress has a mini bustle attached to the back of the bodice, perhaps a vestige of the early 1700s bustles. The sleeves would be about three quarter length with engageantes and the bodice probably had a bertha.

Keywords:  British, fitted bodice, neck band, three quarter length tight sleeves, arm bands, cuffs, panniers, mantua, court dress

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