It's the Fashion!Today I want to remind you of the enduring fashion that was the Robe à la française, which provided (along with the support of big hoop skirts) the ideal feminine shape/form of the 18th century.
Check out these four beautiful 18th century gowns. Then answer the Poll at the bottom of this post. Which Robe à la française would be in your closet?
Floral Gown(Robe à la française), French. c. 1755-60, Chinese export silk-brocaded satin, silk and silk chenille looped fringe. Philadelphia Museum of Art
Cream Brocade Dress(Robe à la Française), French. 1770, Cream silk with floral motif, lace edging and The Metropolitan Museum of Art.