British casual style, relaxed yet opulent, is seen in Lady Dixie's casual robe à la Française summer-weight dress. Early 1700s prints were large, but prints became smaller over time. Her hat, probably of straw, contributes to the casual air.
Keywords: 1753, Pickering, British, straight coifure, ribboned hat, vee neckline, partlet, square neckline, revers, bertha, stomacher, bows, long tight bottom flared sleeves, engageantes, panniers, gloves, robe à la Française
May 27, 2011 3:50 PM
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