Woman's Dress and Petticoat (Robe à la française) England, circa 1765 Costumes; principal attire (entire body) Silk plain weave (faille) with silk and metallic-thread supplementary-weft patterning, and metallic lace
Brocade Sack Back Open Robe Shrimp silk, narrow pale ivory stripes brocaded with scattered floral baskets & sprigs, elbow length sleeves, self ruched fabric with fly fringe edge trims on sleeves and dress front opening, multicolor striped silk lining.
~Woman's Robe à la Francaise England, circa 1760 Costumes; principal attire (entire body) Silk plain weave with weft-float patterning and silk with metallic-thread supplementary-weft patterning, and metallic lace~
Colonial Williamsburg collection gown owned by Elizabeth Dandridge (Martha Washington's sister) and descended in Elizabeth's family. It was bequeathed to be cut up and used as upholstery fabric, but fortunately remained intact.