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Wedding dress, Great Britain, 1779. This robe and petticoat is made of white silk woven with silver strip in a design of small silver leaves. It is decorated with a fringe made of strands of silver thread, strip and spangles, interspersed with tassels of the same materials. White and silver became popular colours for brides after Oliver Goldsmith’s play, The Good-Natur’d Man was first performed in 1768. V&A

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Wedding dress Place of origin: Great Britain, United Kingdom (made) Date: 1779 (made) 28 September 1779 (worn) Artist/Maker: Unknown (production) Materials and Techniques: Silk and linen, hand woven and hand sewn, silver

Back view of the wedding dress worn by Sarah Boddicott for her wedding in 1779 © V&A Collection

Back view of the wedding dress worn by Sarah Boddicott for her wedding in 1779 © V&A Collection

Detail embroidery, robe à l'anglaise (?), France, 1774-1793. White silk taffeta finely embroidered with a satin stitch floral in pastel silk, gold metallic thread and sequins, trimmed in silk gauze with leaf applique, back-lacing robe and boned bodice with a pair of triple stitched-down pleats at back, pleated skirt with curved waistline over hip, side openings and trained skirt, matching petticoat with scrolling floral and appliqued hem band.

White taffeta finely embroidered with a satin stitch floral in pastel silk, gold metallic thread and sequins, trimmed in silk gauze with leaf applique, back-lac

Shoes, Lisbon, Portugal, 1770, light green and cream silk, leather, floral sprig embroidery, silver bow clasp fasteners to laches. Museu Nacional do Traje e da Moda

Shoes, light green and cream silk, leather, floral sprig embroidery, silver bow clasp fasteners to laches.

A striped silk satin open robe and petticoat, 1770's.

sack-back gown of cream silk woven with a deep mauve stripe and a small floral vine motif, matching petticoat, both lined in apple-green striped silk, French

Robe and petticoat Place of origin: England, Great Britain Date: 1760-1769 Materials and Techniques: Silk, linen, silk thread, pinked and hand-sewn Museum number: T.60 to B-1934 | V&A

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Robe and petticoat Place of origin: England, Great Britain Date: Materials and Techniques: Silk, linen, silk thread, pinked and hand-sewn Museum number: to

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A brocaded silk open robe a la polonaise, circa of figured oyster silk woven with small floral sprigs, edged in peacock-green satin, the closed-front bodice with pointed low waist.

Rococo Period Dress - Gown and petticoat - United Kingdom (made) Date: ca. 1745 (woven) 1750-1760 (made) 1760-1770 (altered) Artist/Maker: Unknown (production) Materials and Techniques: Silk damask, lined with linen, hand-sewn. Victoria and Albert Museum

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Rococo Period Dress - Gown and petticoat - United Kingdom (made) Date: ca. 1745 (woven) (made) (altered) Artist/Maker: Unknown (production) Materials and Techniques: Silk damask, lined with linen, hand-sewn. Victoria and Albert Museum

SILK BROCADE ROBE a L’ANGLAISE, CANADIAN, 1750 - 1775. Ivory silk brocaded with small tone on tone flowers and larger polychrome floral clusters, semi boned bodice with square-cut neckline and elbow length sleeve, pleated cuff decorated with fancy cord and polychrome tassels, trained open skirt with cord-trimmed furbelows, matching petticoat, bodice lined in cotton and linen. | Whitaker Auctions

Silk brocade robe à l’anglaise, Canada, 1750 - Ivory silk brocaded with small tone on tone flowers and larger polychrome floral clusters.

French brocaded silk taffeta open robe, 1780s. Vintage Textiles #2811.

French brocaded silk taffeta open robe made from golden silk taffeta with purple rib weave stripes and small ivory brocaded flowers.

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