The left image is from pinterest.com/ninonette/fashion-through-the-ages and the right image is from the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Web site.
This polonaise has two lobes rather than the single lobe of a circassienne or three lobes of a textbook polonaise. The effect of this bilobite dress is to emphasize the hips and do so more effectively than wide panniers.
Keywords: 1780, British, lapels, elbow length close sleeves, vee waistline, full skirt, maxi-length skirt, robe à la polonaise
Jul 5, 2013, 11:09 PM
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