Gown, British, c. 1740s, Costume Collection, Leeds Museum (via Two Nerdy History Girls: Recycling a Silk Gown, from 1740 to 1840)
Robe a la francaise, 1760-70
From the Bunka Gakuen Costume Museum
Robe a la francaise, cotton, late 18th century, French.
Robe a la francaise and petticoat, silk faille brocaded with silk and metallic thread and trimmed with metallic lace, ca. 1760-65, English or French.
Robe a la francaise, brocaded silk with metallic lace, c. 1760, English.
Open-front sack-back gown or Robe à la Française, c. 1770, with elaborate fly fringe ornamentation and matching petticoat. It was worn over side hoop panniers for a fashionable silhouette. This dress was worn by a member of the family of Henry Middleton, President of the Continental Congress.
From the collections of the Charleston Museum, Charleston, South Carolina.
(by Charleston Museum)
PLAID SILK ROBE a la FRANCAISE, c. 1765. Red, pink and cream taffeta open gown with 3/4 sleeve and U-neck trimmed in self furbelows, back having two double box pleats falling from the neckline flanked by inverted pleats at the waistline. Trained skirt with deep satin hem facing on train, bodice lined in linen, matching petticoat having three front furbelows, upper back panel of linen with waist tie.
An 18th century wide French open court robe of silk damask with a woven floral and ribbon design worked in shades of green, pink and cream to a background of shot green and pink, with a sack back, underskirt, and a later made stomacher… (via brocade | Search Results | Trouvais | Page 4)
Robe 1775-1780 V&A
This one is rumored to be a Wedding Gown:
By the late 1770s, the sack-back gown, of which this is an example, was reserved for formal evening or Court dress. The shape of the petticoat, requiring a wide square hoop, also indicates the formality of the ensemble. An arc of precise, wedge-shaped pleats illustrates how the gown was shaped to fit over such a hoop.
The plain fabric and restrained decoration are typical of the late 1770s. Broad and narrow strips of the white silk satin have been edged with silk fringe, gathered and applied to the gown in undulating lines. The fringe is made of looped and knotted floss silk and chenille thread. Lengths of this fringe form tassels which hang from the gown and would have swung and danced as the wearer moved