Levite or round gown, The Netherlands, 1780-1800. Sky blue silk taffeta with a light blue silk sash.

Levite or round gown, The Netherlands, Sky blue silk taffeta with a light blue silk sash. This is the kind of dress I imagine Mary Challoner from Heyer's Devil's Cub would wear.

Rear view, levite or round gown, The Netherlands, 1780-1800. Sky blue silk taffeta with a light blue silk sash.

I am thinking in dove grey for me. >>Rear view, levite or round gown, The Netherlands, Sky blue silk taffeta with a light blue silk sash.

Wedding dresses at the V&A - in pictures

Silk brocade gown and petticoat, silk covered straw hat and silk satin shoes, 1780 Worn by Jane Bailey for her marriage to James Wickham Image reproduced by kind permission of the Olive Matthews Collection, Chertsey Museum. Photograph by John Chase.

Levite or round gown, The Netherlands, 1780-1800. Sky blue silk taffeta with a light blue silk sash.

Levite or round gown, The Netherlands, Sky blue silk taffeta with a light blue silk sash. This is the kind of dress I imagine Mary Challoner from Heyer's Devil's Cub would wear.

Dress: ca. 1760-1790, copperplate printed linen in a floral pattern. Shown with fichu and engageantes.  Worn by Deborah Sampson (Gannett), (1760-1827), possibly as her wedding dress.

copperplate printed linen in a floral pattern. Shown with fichu and engageantes. Worn by Deborah Sampson (Gannett), possibly as her wedding dress. (Dress with blue floral pattern on cream ground.

Silk taffeta round gown, on loan from the Chester County Historical Society — at Pottsgrove Manor.

Silk taffeta round gown, on loan from the Chester County Historical Society — at Pottsgrove Manor. A more simple dress.

Roundgown, ca. 1775, from the Museum at FIT

Rococo - Robe à l'anglaise Medium: Red silk damask Date: Country: England Credit: Museum Purchase The silhouette of this dress is enhanced by the fabric's rich color and vibrant pattern - a sumptuous display of fruit and flowers.

Dress (round gown) - Historic Deerfield Museum - 1780's

textile: block printed and hand painted plain weave glazed cotton (chintz); blue and white checked plain weave linen lining"

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