Fashion 18th Century ball gown dress ensemble costume circa from 1752-1775. Made from very fine silk, lace and trim with embroidered small flower floral pattern in off white woven into the pale blue background.
Toward the 1770s, an informal alternative to the gown was a costume of a jacket and petticoat, based on working class fashion but executed in finer fabrics with a tighter fit. The Brunswick gown was two-piece costume of German origin consisting of a hip-length jacket with "split sleeves" (flounced elbow-length sleeves and long, tight lower sleeves) and a hood, worn with a matching petticoat. The caraco was a jacket-like bodice worn with a petticoat, with elbow-length sleeves.