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1780-1790This dress is made of white cotton woven with pairs of very fine red silk stripes. The cotton is quite coarse and probably would have been p...

1780-1790This dress is made of white cotton woven with pairs of very fine red silk stripes. The cotton is quite coarse and probably would have been p...

Woman's Robe à l'Anglaise | LACMA Collections England, circa 1790 Printed cotton Center back: 60 1/4 in. (153.04 cm)

Woman's Robe à l'Anglaise | LACMA Collections England, circa 1790 Printed cotton Center back: 60 1/4 in. (153.04 cm)

The popularity of the high-waisted regency gown is due to both to French influence in fashion and the Neoclassical rage that swept Europe during the 18th Century. Marie Antoinette is said to have inspired the round gown of the 1790′s, which is essentially a dress and robe joined together and tied in the front (view a rotating video of an early example at the V&A Museum). Later, Josephine Bonaparte who reigned supreme in her position as a fashion icon, influenced the slim, high-waisted…

The popularity of the high-waisted regency gown is due to both to French influence in fashion and the Neoclassical rage that swept Europe during the 18th Century. Marie Antoinette is said to have inspired the round gown of the 1790′s, which is essentially a dress and robe joined together and tied in the front (view a rotating video of an early example at the V&A Museum). Later, Josephine Bonaparte who reigned supreme in her position as a fashion icon, influenced the slim, high-waisted…

Day dress 1860's the beauty of this dress is understated with a touch of elegance  K♥

Day dress 1860's the beauty of this dress is understated with a touch of elegance K♥

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