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1740's, by Tadarida.deviantart.com. A woman in a yellow robe à la Francaise, pinned over a decorative stomacher and petticoat. This kind of dress evolved from contouche, but was pinned closer to the body. Her companion is showing a variation of a periwig, one with a braid.

A woman in a yellow robe a la francaise, pinned over a decorative stomacher and petticoat. Robe a la francaise evolved from contouche, but was pinned cl.

One Fine & Fashionable Captain - "What's most noticeable in this portrait is the front of the captain's breeches. The hem of his cutaway coat serves as a frame for his cream-colored breeches, sleekly fitting and high-waisted and leaving very little to the imagination. The artist has accentuated the breeches, too, almost as if he's settled a spotlight on them. There's no doubt of Captain Heathcote's manliness – or that 19th c fashion has embraced a boldly blatant new notion of masculine…

Just a dashing portrait of a naval officer. Portrait of Captain Gilbert Heathcote RN by William Owen. Copyright Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery. via Two Nerdy History Girls

A robe à la Francaise of Chinese lampas satin, circa 1760, The fabric circa 1750, the satin woven with bronze and cream peonies and coiling foliage, the open-robe and petticoat trimmed with furbelows of matching braid trimmed silk, the sleeves with shirred double ruffled `sabot' cuffs, the back panel of the skirt of brown and white. 1740s European silk

A robe à la Francaise of Chinese lampas satin, circa The fabric circa the satin woven with bronze and cream peonies and coiling foliage, the open-robe and petticoat trimmed with furbelows of matching braid trimmed silk.

Brocaded Damask Robe a l' anglaise c. 1750, England, blue and ivory damask is brocaded on only about half of the flowers and foliage. The three-dimensional effect makes the design seem to move with the wearer. Trousseau - Fine Antique Fashion

Brocaded Damask Robe a l' anglaise, circa England, blue and ivory damask is brocaded on only about half of the flowers and foliage. The three-dimensional effect makes the design seem to move with the wearer. Via Trousseau - Fine Antique Fashion.

Robe, mid-18th century French  Patterned light blue ribbed silk, brocaded in polychrome silks, metallic gold, and silver

Mid-eighteenth century French patterned light blue ribbed silk, brocaded with polychrome silks, metallic gold and silver thread

Baroness Ulrica Fredrika Cedercreutz (1730-1784) in riding habit by Gustaf Lundberg

Gustaf Lundberg - Portrait of Baroness Ulrika Fredrika Cedercreutz in Riding Habit, Century

Blue silk and linen taffeta brocade sack-back dress (front view), 1764-66. An ensemble consisting of dress, stomacher, and petticoat. The skirt or petticoat is trimmed with lace and matching fly braid.

Blue silk and linen taffeta brocade sack-back dress (front view), An ensemble consisting of dress, stomacher, and petticoat. The skirt or petticoat is trimmed with lace and matching fly braid.

Back view, robe à la francaise (sack back gown), Great Britain, 1760-1770. Chinese cream silk satin trimmed with silk braid, painted with exotic flowers.

Sack back gown

Rococo - Sack back gown Place of origin: Great Britain, UK (made) China (textile, painted) Date: (made) Artist/Maker: Unknown (production) Materials and Techniques: Painted silk, chenille, hand-sewn

Detail trimming, robe à la francaise, France, 1750-1775. Green-blue silk brocaded with a white zig-zag design.

Love how the stitch in this trim is off center and again, love that fly braiding. Detail trimming, robe à la francaise, France, Green-blue silk brocaded with a white zig-zag design.

Textile Store Exhibition.  Bodice, French, silk 1740s, construction late 18th century; brocaded silk taffeta, with applied robings and fly braiding, linen lining; accession number 605; AA/66/8  Waddesdon, The Rothschild Collection (The National Trust)

brocaded silk taffeta, with applied robings and fly braid. The Rothschild Collection (The National Trust)

France  Sack-Back Closed Robe, 1760-1780  Costume/clothing principle attire/entire body, Silk plain weave with supplementary warp patterning; silk woven-braid trim, Center back length: 61 1/4 in. (155.58 cm)  Purchased with funds provided by John Jewett Garland (M.56.1.1)  Costume and Textiles Department.

France Sack-Back Closed Robe, Costume/clothing principle attire/entire body, Silk plain weave with supplementary warp patterning; silk woven-braid trim, Center back length: 61 in.

A robe à la francaise of Chinese lampas satin, circa 1760.

A robe à la Francaise of Chinese lampas satin, circa The fabric circa the satin woven with bronze and cream.

Blue Sack-Back Gown Sleeve with Matching Fly Fringe (Braid). Spitalfields, England. 1760-1769.

Sack back

Characteristic of the are the double sleeve ruffles edged with a matching silk fly fringe (braid).

Ladie's Riding Habit. c1760-1765 fitted jacket of cream wool, w/integral waistcoat (built into the jacket) of rich olive green silk, the collar & cuffs are faced w/ matching silk. Wide silver braid & green thread covered buttons complete the garment. From the Hampshire County Council Dress Collection Image: C1999.150.

Featuring a fitted jacket of cream wool, w/integral waistcoat (built into the jacket) of rich olive green silk From the Hampshire County Council Dress Collection Image:

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