18th Century Fashion
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Open Gown and Petticoat, c.1770-80, Glazed cotton, block printed, bodice lined with linen. The hand block printed cotton was known as ‘dark ground chintz’. The bodice fastens with pins and the skirt is arranged à la Polonaise by means of a series of tied tapes inside. Worn with quilted satin petticoat and a fine linen handkerchief.