ca. 1750 British court dress (Metropolitan Museum) back view

Mantuas originally had distinct trains, but the train is reduced to vestigial status in this example from about 1750. The flared sleeve bottoms that often went with engageantes in the 1700s can be seen here.

Keywords:  1750, British, square neckline, modesty piece, stomacher, revers, elbow length close sleeves, engageantes, peplum, vee waistline, panniers, train, mantua


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