Saturday, January 28, 2012

A Little More on the Polonaise

I am so fascinated by that new style of dress from the end of the 1770s.  I was just looking for quotes on the stomacher - trying to see if there was anything said about poorer women's - when I came across this lovely quote in the Gentleman's Intelligencer:


 I find it noteworthy that the new style is stated as being worn with a stomacher, and a "peaked high" one at that.

1.30: I have to add another snippet about the polonaise


From "The Linen Draper", in Theatre of Education, 1781



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