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The Marquise de Becdelièvre by Alexander Roslin, 1780
Robe à l’anglaise | ca. 1780 | Colonial Williamsburg
This dress is cotton with silk embroidery - which just goes to show how spectacular an “average” material can become.
Brocade robe a l’anglaise | Kent State University Museum | c. 1770-90 (definitely not from the latter part of the timespan they gave there!)
Sky blue French satin shoes | Shoe-Icons | c. 1780
I am so inspired by this lovely shoe!
Lady in large white cap, c. 1780s
National Gallery of Art
A Lady and a Gentleman in a Landscape by Benjamin Wilson, 1780s
J’adore cette peinture! I’m stunned by this satin perfection that lacks many of the frou-frou decorations of other eighteenth century dresses and retains a simple, unmitigated elegance. And I just so happen to have some cornflower satin on hand..don’t mind if I do!
Portrait of a Woman (miniature) by Marie Louis Sicard, 1789
Not a chemise dress, but don’t you just adore that pink spotted fabric!
Open Chemise Dress from Journal Des Luxus, 1788
Chemise “Retrousse” (meaning “tucked”) from Journal Des Luxus, 1789 (Aug.)