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Dress (robe à l'anglaise) c.1790-England Material: Cream silk taffeta; two-layered "compères" front with buttons; matching trim; black lace decoration at front bodice and cuffs; wine-colored ribbon lacing at cuffs; matching petticoat; fichu at neck. A dress of surprisingly modern taste appeared around the time of French Revolution, during the transition period from the gorgeous Rococo style silk dresses to plain cotton dresses after the Revolution.

Robe à l'Anglaise, France, 1780-1785, Chinese silk, brocade, cotton. | les arts decoratifs

Robe à l'Anglaise, France, 1780-1785, Chinese silk, brocade, cotton. | les arts decoratifs

A striped chine taffeta robe à la Française, 1770s. the silk woven in shades of green pink and ivory, the open robe with closed front bodice, linen linings, double engageants, pinked furbelows to the skirt edging, with matching petticoat

The gown is from the Museum of London, but the image from an image directory on the University of Vermont's website. No date, but it's round about 1790s/1800s. A bib-front, with neckline cording.

Robe à parée, France, 1780-1785. White striped silk with a decoration of appliqué painted flowers, gauze flounces and extremely refined embroideries. (Musée des Tissus de Lyon).