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18th Century Fashion

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Fabrics for the 18th Century and Beyond

Robe a la Francaise, 1770, LACMA M.2007.211 - beautiful and expensive printed cotton One of the top questions I get from budding 18th century costumers is

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Look-Book: Louis XV - Ladies

1725, British 1730-40, British 1730-50 1730-40, Spain 1740, Florence 1750, British 1750's, Germa...

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Woman's Dress (Robe à l'anglaise)

Woman's Dress (Robe à l'anglaise), Unknown, France, circa 1775, Costumes, Silk plain weave with supplementary warp- and weft-float patterning.

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Marie Antoinette's: Robe à l'Anglaise Or Robe à la français

Robe à l'Anglaise, 1770-75, Silk, metallic. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The wonderful Robe à l'Anglaise, a pannier-less dress! Full skirt, and 'robe' which closes in the front but is open over the skirt. The back of the bodice comes to a point and is sewn into the skirt. This one is made of silk and has floral embroidery. The name means it is an English-styled gown. Robe à la française, 1760-70, Silk, cotton. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Here is the ever flattering Robe à la français, which provides a most attractive figure to any woman. The skirt is full and rest on panniers and when coupled with a corset the waist appears very tiny. It also required the open-front robe, but the back was pleated and draped down over the skirt. This was also known as 'Sack-back'. Which do you prefer and why?

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