18th century Robe a la Polonaise. Silk taffeta with silk gauze sleeve ruffles, lined with linen. All hand-sewn in 18th century style. The gathered trim has been roll-hemmed along all of the edges. The waistcoat fronts and the outside front pieces attach around the neckline, armscyes, and side-back seams. Two pleats in the outside front helps to shape over the side hoops. Pinned closure in front.
Popular style of the 1770s, not to be confused with gowns that have a Polonaised skirt.