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Round Gown ca. 1795; Met 1979.20a-g. Ensemble includes gown, separate stays, sleeveless spencer, and separate sleeves (probably left over from an earlier styling of the gown), all from the same striped silk satin fabric. This is a flat view of the dress with sleeveless spencer. It laces closed in the modern style (not spiral). Eyelets embroidered; original lace? Plain white/cream lining. Back neckline higher than gown. Sweat stains show it has been worn a great deal.

By the the structure of clothing was undergoing dramatic change. This afternoon dress in the form of a round gown steadfastly keeps up appearances and can pass for eighteenth-century opulence, especially in its colors and textile richness

By the 1790s, the structure of clothing was undergoing dramatic change. This afternoon dress in the form of a round gown steadfastly keeps up appearances and can pass for eighteenth-century opulence, especially in its colors and textile richness

By the the structure of clothing was undergoing dramatic change. This afternoon dress in the form of a round gown steadfastly keeps up appearances and can pass for eighteenth-century opulence, especially in its colors and textile richness

Round gown Date: ca. 1795 Culture: Italian Medium: silk, linen Accession Number: 1979.20a–e, g

Round gown Date: ca. 1795 Culture: Italian Medium: silk, linen Dimensions: Length (a): 57 in. cm) Credit Line: Purchase, Irene Lewisohn Bequest, 1979 Accession Number: g

Dress (image 2 - back) | British | 1810 | silk | Metropolitan Museum of Art | Accession #: 1974.101.3

Lovely color to this silk. Met Museum Dress ca. 1810 Culture: British Medium: silk Dimensions: Length at CB: 36 in. cm) Credit Line: Purchase, Irene Lewisohn Bequest, 1974 Accession Number:

c1795 open robe. Striped silk damask with thistle and flower brocade. Ties at front neckline. Sleeves fasten with 3 self-covered buttons.

Open rope circa Striped silk damask with thistle and flower brocade. Ties at front neckline. Sleeves fasten with 3 self-covered buttons.

By the 1790s, the structure of clothing was undergoing dramatic change.  This afternoon dress in the form of a round gown steadfastly keeps up appearances and can pass for eighteenth-century opulence, especially in its colors and textile richness

By the the structure of clothing was undergoing dramatic change. This afternoon dress in the form of a round gown steadfastly keeps up appearances and can pass for eighteenth-century opulence, especially in its colors and textile richness

Evening dress Date: ca. 1795 Culture: probably British Medium: cotton, silk Accession Number: 1978.280.2

Date: ca. 1795 Culture: probably British Medium: cotton, silk Dimensions: Length (from shoulder): 52 in. cm) Credit Line: Purchase, Irene Lewisohn Bequest, 1978

Round Gown ca. 1795; Met 1979.20a-g. Ensemble includes gown, separate stays, sleeveless spencer, and separate sleeves (probably left over from an earlier styling of the gown), all from the same striped silk satin fabric. Back view of front-lacing "stays." This is an overbodice, not working stays. Fabric repurposed, possibly from original petticoat: hem embroidery on tabs. Back seamed to imitate anglaise pleating. Very narrow back neckline.

Back of ca 1705 Stays for Round Gown, Italian Note the long center back area, the boning here helped keep the back straight.

1798 Galliera Museum - purple! :)  (I put it in this category because it was close enough to 1800!)

Living with Jane: Historical Sew Fortnightly: Challenge Eastern Infulence and The Jane Austen Festival

A brocaded silk open robe 'a la polonaise', circa 1785-90, of figured oyster silk woven with small floral sprigs, edged in peacock-green satin, the closed-front bodice with pointed low waist, single bone to fitted centre-back; together with a pale quilted pale pink silk petticoat adorned with quatrefoils and scrolls

~A brocaded silk open robe 'a la polonaise', circa of figured oyster silk woven with small floral sprigs, edged in peacock-green sat.

1805-1810 Whitework gown--When does white and work ever go in the same sentence?

Embroidered Empire Muslin Gown - muslin is mentioned a lot in Jane Austen books, apprx same period too, I think.

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