ca. 1780 British robe à la polonaise (Metropolitan Museum of Art - New York City, New York USA)

The left image is from and the right image is from the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Web site.

This polonaise has two lobes rather than the single lobe of a circassienne or three lobes of a textbook polonaise. The effect of this bilobite dress is to emphasize the hips and do so more effectively than wide panniers.

Keywords:  1780, British, lapels, elbow length close sleeves, vee waistline, full skirt, maxi-length skirt, robe à la polonaise

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