Court Waistcoat, England, Britain, 1760s, Brocaded silk. The dense covering of gold embroidery on this silk waistcoat indicates that it was worn as formal Court dress underneath a matching Frockcoat. Although very decorative to modern eyes, traditionally Court dress in Britain was more restrained than that worn elsewhere in Europe. There multi-coloured flowers and plants adorned coats and waistcoats in colourful and complicated patterns.
Multi Stripe Silk Gown This gown is an opulent mix of multi coloured satin stripes and rich paisley. The rich hues of green, gold, orange, petrol and deep red in the stripes, sit perfectly with the warm gold and burnt orange tones of the paisley shawl collar. The gown is piped throughout in petrol satin and features deep gauntlet cuffs, patch pockets and an outbreast welt. Made in England