1770-1780 Sack back open gown of rose pink ribbed silk brocaded with scattered multicolored flower sprays and small cream flower sprigs, looped cream silk fringe trim, bodice with pendant self fabric bands to cross-over and pin under arms, center front eyelets forlacing, skirt knife pleated to bodice, interior linen waist tapes and loops for polonaise effect, homespun linen bodice and sleeve linings, hem deeply faced with soft cream China silk.

Sack back open gown of rose pink ribbed silk brocaded with scattered multicolored flower sprays and small cream flower sprigs, looped cream silk fringe trim, bodice with pendant self fabric ba

Dress (Robe à la Française).  Date: 1760–70. Culture: French. Medium: silk, cotton. Dimensions: Length at CB (a): 54 in. (137.2 cm).

Robe à la Française, detail - French - the MET [Nice view showing the plain fabric of the top/back of the petticoat, hidden under the gown, as well as the drawstrings for arranging over side hoops and the hook and ring that closes the waistband.

Dress and petticoat of fine white Indian muslin embellished with elaborate tambour embroidery: 1790 -- Museum of London.

Dress and petticoat of fine white Indian muslin embellished with elaborate tambour embroidery: 1790 -- High quality art prints, framed prints, canvases -- Museum of London Prints. The lacing makes me think it might be a good gown for maternity wear.

Scarlet satin shoes, Great Britain, 1775-1785. Red satin, decorated with white satin, tapered Louis heel, Sharp toe, flax lining. All borders are covered with white satin ribbon. Buckles missing. Shoe icons. http://eng.shoe-icons.com/collection/object.htm?id=973

Scarlet satin shoes, Great Britain, Louis heel, flax lining. All borders are covered with white satin ribbon. Buckles missing. Just waiting for velcro.

Back view of Redingote and matching petticoat dated 1779 - 1799. Pekin fabric and decorated with vertical grooves in cream and red with sprigs of roses. Lined in linen. The bodice has slats. Venice Costume, Museo Mocenigo       Museum number: Cl. XXIV no. 0,221

Back view of Redingote and matching petticoat dated 1779 - Pekin fabric and decorated with vertical grooves in cream and red with sprigs of roses. The bodice has slats.

Dress (Robe à la Française)  1750–75

Three views of this lovely gown that Diana might have worn for a special occasion: Dress (Robe à la Française), French, silk. Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Historial Costume Galleries at Lotherton Hall      Lotherton's holdings of historical costume have their roots in the Sanderson collection bought by Leeds City Art Galleries in 1949. Especially rich in eighteenth-century dresses and fine suits, the collection has been extended to include work by leading modern designers such as Vivienne Westwood and Zandra Rhodes.

Historial Costume Galleries at Lotherton Hall Lotherton's holdings of historical costume have their roots in the Sanderson collection bought by Leeds City Art Galleries in Especially rich in eighteenth-century dresses and fine suits the collection ha

Shoes 1770-80s- France?

Red Morocco leather high heels: A type of shoe made for women that were a refined style of Morocco leather. Source: The Kyoto Costume Institute

Rococo Ricamo - classici della moda o glamour?. Commenti: LiveInternet - Russo di servizi online Diaries

If you love embroidery, you won’t miss this DIY embroidery technique, the flowers are a creative extension of french knot that looks pretty whether you use thread or yarn. They are great for handmade bedding, garment, curtains and more.

Stomacher detail, 'The Wedding dress', The Duchess exhibition at Berrington Hall, April 1st - June 31st 2014

Stomacher detail, ‘The Wedding dress’, The Duchess exhibition at Berrington Hall, April 1st – June 31st 2014

Stomacher detail, 'The Wedding dress', The Duchess exhibition at Berrington Hall, April - June 2014

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