Sack-Back Gown (robe à la française), anonymous, c. 1760 - c. 1765

Sack-Back Gown (robe à la française), anonymous, c. 1760 - c. 1765

silk, l 188.0cm × w 320.0cm More details

While this dress may look like a wedding gown to us, it was not at all customary to marry in white in the 18th century. In this period, many Dutch ladies were portrayed garbed in creamy white silk gowns. Notable here is the v shaped pièce, or stomacher, which is as profusely decorated as the rest of the dress.

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