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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

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United Kingdom - Wedding dress - Silk and linen, hand woven and hand sewn, silver

Silk brocade gown and petticoat, silk covered straw hat and silk satin shoes, 1780 Worn by Jane Bailey for her marriage to James Wickham Image reproduced by kind permission of the Olive Matthews Collection, Chertsey Museum.   Photograph by John Chase.

WEDDING DRESSES 1775-2014 at the V&A

Silk brocade gown and petticoat, silk covered straw hat and silk satin shoes, 1780 Worn by Jane Bailey for her marriage to James Wickham Image reproduced by kind permission of the Olive Matthews Collection, Chertsey Museum. Photograph by John Chase.

Robe à la française: ca. 1750-1760, British, silk damask, silk  thread, hand-made lace, silk brocade, decorated with embroidered.

Open Robe and Petticoat (Chiné Robe a la 'Anglaise) Mint Museum…

Robe à l’anglaise ca. 1780  From the Galleria del Costume di Palazzo Pitti via Europeana Fashion

fripperiesandfobs: “Robe à l’anglaise ca. 1780 From the Galleria del Costume di…

1776, American, the Met

Wedding dress Date: 1776 Culture: American Medium: silk Dimensions: Length at CB: 53 in. cm) Credit Line: Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Edith Viele, 1949 Accession Number:

Polonaise jacket and petticoat, 1782-87

Polonaise jacket and petticoat, From the Museu del Disseny

Yellow brocade

It's like Belles dress! Description Fabric is of yellow brocade with vertical straight and intertwined (alternating) columns of white silk sprays of red roses with.

Robe à l’Anglaise 1785 The Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Woman’s Robe à l’Anglaise (Close-bodied Gown), England, c Silk taffeta, linen lining. Los Angeles County Museum of Art,

1770-1790 Robe paree at the Amsterdam Museum, Amsterdam - Found via Ladies Historic Fashions!

Robe paree at the Amsterdam Museum, Amsterdam - via Ladies Historic Fashions

Robe à la polonaise, 1770s-1780s. Silk damask with scalloped stripes of heavenly robin's egg blue and ivory. The blue stripes have alternating patterns of small diamonds and window-pane plaid.

Robe à la polonaise, Silk damask with scalloped stripes of heavenly robin's egg blue and ivory. The blue stripes have alternating patterns of small diamonds and window-pane plaid.

A brocaded silk open robe 'a la polonaise', circa 1785-90, of figured oyster silk woven with small floral sprigs, edged in peacock-green satin, the closed-front bodice with pointed low waist, single bone to fitted centre-back; together with a pale quilted pale pink silk petticoat adorned with quatrefoils and scrolls

~A brocaded silk open robe 'a la polonaise', circa of figured oyster silk woven with small floral sprigs, edged in peacock-green sat.

This is an example of one form of dress which became acceptable in the later part of the 18th century.  The bodice is more like a jacket, known as a caraco.  The informal sensibility about it is relative to the open robes and exposed petticoats of the period

This is an example of one form of dress which became acceptable in the later part of the century. The bodice is more like a jacket, known as a caraco. The informal sensibility about it is relative to the open robes and exposed petticoats of the period

Back view, robe à l'Anglaise, c. 1770-1780. Cream lawn delicately embroidered in chain stitch with stripes and sprigs of pinks, convolvulus, dog roses, honeysuckle, tied with pink bows.

full back view - detail "An embroidered lawn robe à l'Anglaise, circa

Dress Date: ca. 1775 Culture: French Medium: silk Dimensions: Length at CB (a): 23 in. (58.4 cm) Length at CB (b): 34 in. (86.4 cm) Credit Line: Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; H. Randolph Lever Fund, 1968 Accession Number: 2009.300.917a, b

Dress French, silk:"This is an example of one form of dress which became acceptable in the later part of the century. sleeves = sabot sleeves because they fit over the elbow like a sabot shoe.

BROCADE SACK BACK OPEN ROBE, 1765-1775, Shrimp silk, narrow pale ivory stripes brocaded w/ scattered floral baskets & sprigs, elbow length sleeves, self ruched fabric w/ fly fringe edge trims sleeves & dress front opening, multi-color striped silk lining, dull red linen bodice lining w/ 3 CBties, sleeve linings in ivory & navy wide striped linen homespun, 2 side slits in skirt. Augusta Auctions

Brocade Sack Back Open Robe, Augusta Auctions, March 2011 - St. Pauls, Lot 304 - and that's the outside

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