Dress skirt petticoat

This outfit consists of a petticoat or skirt and robe in cream silk brocade with tiny flower details. It is an open robe, which means the front of the gown is open to reveal the petticoat underneath. In the eighteenth century the term petticoat was used to describe a skirt rather than underwear.
Accession Loan No.
Collection Class
Clothing and accessories
Common Name
dress skirt petticoat
Simple Name
dress skirt
Full Name
dress skirt / petticoat
Period Classification
George III (1760-1811)
Production Date
c 1775
Production Year Low
Production Year High
Production Continent
Family Group

silk, brocade

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