This Dior dress has a more historical look than a modern day look. This is something we would see in the bustle period in 1870-1875. To get this look the designer brought skirt fullness to the back and then draping another layer of fabric over top of it. The detailing on the different draping layers is more modern, but really adds to the dress. 4/6/15
1775--American: Round Gown - The round gown was a simple style, similar to a Robe a l'Anglaise, with the exception that the skirt and petticoat are as one - it is not an open robe. Popular in the 1770s through the end of the 18th century, the round gown featured a front-closing bodice with no stomacher, and a drop-front skirt.