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

A never before seen dress made for and worn by Queen Victoria is now on display in the Victoria Revealed exhibition at Kensington Palace.  The cream silk satin dress, with intricate embroidery, was given to the young Queen in the 1850s by the wife John Gregory Crace.

A never before seen dress made for and worn by Queen Victoria is now on display in the Victoria Revealed exhibition at Kensington Palace. The cream silk satin dress, with intricate embroidery, was given to the young Queen in the by the wife of.

Dress: ca. 1805-1810, silk satin, cotton, metallic decoration and spangles.

Interesting little vest. Really a simple elongated diamond shape, with armholes. silk satin, cotton, metallic decoration and spangles.

Dress, 1775-80 (looks later to me)...{and to me, more like regency period} From the National Trust

Day dress Date: 1775 - 1780 Materials: Silk Collection: Springhill, County Londonderry (Accredited Museum) National Trust Inventory Number: 603182

silk dress - 1815-20

Pale green silk dress with Vandyked neckline and sleeve caps with white ribbon bows, American,

Romantic History: A Regency Chemisette for Vernet

Ch 'Completing her toilette, Jane dragged her pelisse over a long-sleeved sprigged muslin, complete with a chemisette that did up to the throat.' This pic - Romantic History: A Regency Chemisette for Vernet

Really wonderful article about the backs of Regency gowns, plus great pix of fabric | Atelier Nostalgia

Really wonderful article about the backs of Regency gowns, plus great pix of fabric

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