Dress worn by Hedvig Elisabeth Charlotte of Holstein-Gottorp at her wedding to Charles, Duke of Södermanland (later Charles XIII of Sweden), June 1773 From the Royal Armory and Hallwyl Museum --Fripperies and Fobs
The mantua was the signature style of dress for ladies attending court. It is made from white silk satin brocaded with a pattern of stripes and scrolling garlands of exotic flowers in silver thread and trimmed with si
Robe à la française (worn à la Polonaise) with Attached Stomacher: ca. French, silk taffeta woven with shaded stripes, bodice and sleeves lined with linen, cuffs lined with wool flannel, stitched in silk thread. Held at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
BLUE SILK DAY DRESS, March/April 2005 Vintage Clothing & Textile Auction New Hope, PA 2 piece silk taffeta w/ narrow white & black brocade stripe, blue silk fringe, Sh-Sh B W Skirt W Skirt L brown cotton linings