Dress (Mantua) with Train, anonymous, c. 1750 - c. 1760

Dress (Mantua) with Train, anonymous, c. 1750 - c. 1760

silk, w 60cm × h 65cm × w 96cm × l 30cm. More details

On her wedding day in 1759 Helena Slicher wore this gown with a skirt no less than two-metres wide! The skirt is supported by large panniers, side hoops around the hips. Unusually, this dress combines two different types of court dress. The bodice with a ‘tail’ follows the English court dress, a mantua, while the loose train was popular primarily on the Continent.

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