For the study of historical dress; consisting of analyses of costume in paintings, translations of and research into fashion plates, and occasionally actual sewing.
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.