1775-1780 British court dress (Victoria & Albert Museum - London UK) front, back, and ornament detail

From oldrags.tumblr.com/tagged/1780%27s/page/3. Saved image 10 cm high with 100 pixels/cm resolution.

The front of this dress, no longer with lace bertha, modesty piece, or engageantes and, probably, stomacher panel or decorative bodice panel, has a narrow train beginning at the neckline, making this a robe à la française. The plainness of the back contrasts strongly with the serpentine and puffed cloth ornaments in the front.

Keywords:  1775, British, scoop neckline, tight sleeves, vee waistline, panniers, over-skirt, train, puffed cloth ornaments, under-skirt, maxi-length skirt


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