Marie Antoinette wearing a redingote sketch

From ladyreading. According to Ralph Weidemann, the colors are modern, not original.

While France and Britain were at war or bitter rivals, Marie Antoinette introduced the British "riding coat," shown here, to court fashion. The words "riding coat" were altered to "redingote." The redingote combined a jacket with an over-skirt. The designer of this reddingote outfit appears to have edged the over-skirt part of her redingote with skirt material in traingles ending at buttoned rosettes and the skirt hem with triangled-edges of redingote material also ending at buttoned rosettes. The over-skirt edge and hem are decorated with fur.

She's got a ticket to ride

Keywords:  Marie-Antoinette, Archduchess, Queen, Habsburg family, Bourbon family, French, long high straight coiffure, feathered hat, high neckline, jabot, redingote, lapels, three quarter length tight sleeves, cuffs, buttons, waist band, bows, full skirt, rosettes


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