Till then the Queen was not only very plain in her attire, but very economical; a circumstance which, I have often heard her say, gave great umbrage to the other princesses of the Court of Versailles, who never showed themselves, from the moment they rose till they returned to bed, except in full dress; while she herself made all her morning visits in a simple white cambric gown and straw hat. This simplicity, unfortunately, like many other trifles, whose consequences no foresight would have predicted, tended much to injure Maria Antoinette, not only with the Court dandies, but the nation; by whom, though she was always censured, she was as suddenly imitated in all she wore, or did.
Lamballe, Marie Thérèse Louise de Savoie-Carignan, and Catherine Hyde Gouvion Broglie Scolari. 1901. Secret Memoirs of Princess Lamballe: Her Confidential Relations With Marie Antoinette. Washington: M. Walter Dunne.