French, 1775

This is an example of one form of dress which became acceptable in the later part of the century. The bodice is more like a jacket, known as a caraco. The informal sensibility about it is relative to the open robes and exposed petticoats of the period

Madame la comtesse de Belsunce, 1775

Louis Carrogis, Madame la comtesse de Belsunce, Love the black and white stripes.

Louis Carrogis, Madame la comtesse de Belsunce, 1775.

Louis Carrogis, Madame la comtesse de Belsunce, Love the black and white stripes.

Woman’s Robe à la Polonaise (Close-bodied Gown), circa 1775

Woman's Robe à la Polonaise (Close-bodied Gown) France, circa 1775 Costumes; principal attire (entire body) Silk plain weave with supplementary warp- and weft-float patterning Center back length: 54 in.

German maid, evidence of patterned jacket worn with solid skirt

Stash-busting century Caraco posted on March 2015 by Fashionthroughhistory step by step German maid, evidence of patterned jacket worn with solid skirt - kopia

polonaise  1775  killerton, devon, national trust  1362010

Polonaise dress Date 1775 Materials Linen, Metal, Muslin, Silk Killerton Fashion Collection © National Trust / Sophia Farley and Renée Harvey

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The Polonaise takes over, be it in full Robe a la Polonaise form or just lifted skirts. Short jackets begin to appear fashionably and the r.

Detail, David Allan's "Highland Dance", 1780:

Detail of "Highland Dance" by David Allan. This married woman is wearing…

KCI - 1790 Jacket

Jacket c. From the Kyoto Costume Institute Material: Jacket of red and white striped plain silk with silver-colored buttons; fold-back collar.

Details from David Allan's painting, 'A Highland Wedding at Blair Atholl', painted in the 1780    Evidence of striped petticoat worn with solid jacket

Details from David Allan's painting, 'A Highland Wedding at Blair Atholl', painted in the 1780 Evidence of striped petticoat worn with solid jacket

Jean-baptiste-simeon chardin young woman knitting

Checked apron with pinner bib, fabric continues around the waist to the back. "A Serving Girl Knitting" Attributed to André Bouys (French, Eoube Paris) Met

18th century women washing

Short Gown use / comparison in an engraving - "Women working, short gowns, aprons, petticoats.

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