Gown c. 1740s (embroidery and petticoat), remodelled in c. 1765. Embroidered silk taffeta. Victoria Et Albert Museum http://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O363437/robe-and-petticoat-unknown/

Gown c. 1740s (embroidery and petticoat), remodelled in c. 1765. Embroidered silk taffeta. Victoria Et Albert Museum http://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O363437/robe-and-petticoat-unknown/

Renaissance Wine Velvet Fantasy Gown (romanticthreads.com)  This dress from the renaissance period caught my eye, the deep wine red colour is so beautiful and contrasts well against the detailed embroidery. This shouts class and elegance. Very beautiful, intricate garment.

Renaissance Wine Velvet Fantasy Gown (romanticthreads.com) This dress from the renaissance period caught my eye, the deep wine red colour is so beautiful and contrasts well against the detailed embroidery. This shouts class and elegance. Very beautiful, intricate garment.

1770s Embroidered court gown (auctioned by Christie's) from the front

1770s Embroidered court gown (auctioned by Christie's) from the front

1760

1760

Robe à la francaise, c.1760-1770. Ivory silk satin with self fabric trim.

Robe à la francaise, c.1760-1770. Ivory silk satin with self fabric trim.

Blue and cream renaissance costume

Blue and cream renaissance costume

Robe de cour, c.1778, Chinese silk, taffeta and satin, Collection Mode et Textile | Fashion Forward, 3 siècles de mode (1715-2016) - du 7 avril au 14 août 2016

Robe de cour, c.1778, Chinese silk, taffeta and satin, Collection Mode et Textile | Fashion Forward, 3 siècles de mode (1715-2016) - du 7 avril au 14 août 2016

A Polish Gown of Chinese painted silk  English or French, late 1770's

A Polish Gown of Chinese painted silk English or French, late 1770's

Long sleeve chemise (?) and long slitted tunic dress

Long sleeve chemise (?) and long slitted tunic dress

Late Victorian Reception Dress, 1890.

Late Victorian Reception Dress, 1890.

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