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Various stays, 18th century
Form the Germanic National Museum
We have the 18th c on the brain… Majorly.
Italian suit, Met, 1740-60
French waistcoat, Met, 1760-70
Saque back gown (robe a la française), V&A, c. 1770-79
English Robe a la Francaise, LACMA, c. 1765
Linen stays (American), Met, c. 1740-60
Maternity clothing at Colonial Williamsburg
Silk stays (probably Spanish), Met, third-quarter of the 18th century
Silk dress (probably Spanish), Met. The museum website simply states that this garment is from the “18th century”; however, from my experience I would date this between 1770 and 1780.