Robe a la Polonaise ("Polish dress") with chintz fabric. Outer skirts would be bunched in three areas and secured with stitches or cords. English, 1770s.

Embroidery on linen was a popular pastime for both men and women in the upper classes and the patterns were often chosen to resemble silk fabric. Dress à la polonaise, outer fabric embroidered linen, lining linen, KM Photo Pernilla Rasmussen

Dress back c. 1780-1790

Detail back view, robe à l'Anglaise ensemble, England, Polychrome wool crewel embroidery with floral sprays on white linen. Separate bodice and skirt but with pleating along center back.

1770s - 18th century - woman's outfit with mixed print fabrics (jacket in floral, skirt in a different floral, apron in plaid/checks, and cap in floral) - From "An album containing 90 fine water color paintings of costumes." Turin : [s.n.] , [ca.1775]. In the collection of the Bunka Fashion College in Japan. Underneath the illustration is handwritten in pencil "North Holland."  - Netherlands - Dutch.

century woman's outfit with mixed print fabrics (jacket in floral, skirt in a different floral, apron in plaid/checks, and cap in floral) - From "An album containing 90 fine water color paintings of costumes." Turin : [s.

1770s - 18th century - woman's outfit with mixed print fabrics (jacket in floral, skirt in a different floral, apron in plaid) - From "An album containing 90 fine water color paintings of costumes." Turin : [s.n.] , [ca.1775]. In the collection of the Bunka Fashion College in Japan. Underneath the illustration is handwritten in pencil "Dutch."  - Netherlands

- century - woman's outfit with mixed print fabrics (jacket in floral, skirt in a different floral, apron in plaid) - From "An album containing 90 fine water color paintings of costumes." Turin : [s.

c. 1748 (alteted ca 1780)  gown of black silk with brocaded floral motifs. Note, the black has faded to brown. It was impossible to dye any textile true black until chemical dyes were invented in the mid 19th century. Further, black natural dyes were very harsh and literally disintegrated fibers over time. Thus, its rare to find any intact black textile made before the mid 19th century.

c. 1748 (alteted ca 1780) gown of black silk with brocaded floral motifs. Note, the black has faded to brown. It was impossible to dye any textile true black until chemical dyes were invented in the mid 19th century. Further, black natural dyes were very harsh and literally disintegrated fibers over time. Thus, its rare to find any intact black textile made before the mid 19th century.

1770s - 18th century - woman's outfit with mixed print fabrics (jacket, skirt, and apron are each a different floral pattern)

A Revelation About Late 18th Century Dress

- century - woman's outfit with mixed print fabrics (jacket in stripes, skirt in stripes with floral overprinted, apron in a different floral) - An album containing 90 fine water color paintings of costumes

1770s - 18th century - woman's outfit with mixed print fabrics (jacket in stripes with flowers in between stripes, skirt in stripes, neckerchief in plaid/checks) - From "An album containing 90 fine water color paintings of costumes." Turin : [s.n.] , [ca.1775]. In the collection of the Bunka Fashion College in Japan. Underneath the illustration the word "Dutch" is handwritten in pencil. - Netherlands

A Revelation About Late 18th Century Dress

- century - woman's outfit with mixed print fabrics (jacket in stripes with flowers in between stripes, skirt in stripes, neckerchief in plaid-checks)

Robe à l’anglaise ca. 1770, fabric ca. 1743From Kerry Taylor...

Robe à l’anglaise ca. 1770, fabric ca. 1743From Kerry Taylor... (Fripperies and Fobs)

Robe à l’anglaise ca. 1770, fabric ca. 1743From Kerry Taylor...

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