ca. 1780 British robe à la polonaise (Metropolitan Museum of Art - New York City, New York USA)

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


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