Fashion Timeline: 1760-1810Year: ca 1783-1787
Dresses: Robe à langlaise & chemise à la Reine
Description: 1) A dress in the English style. Unlike the robe à la française, which had pleats falling loosely down the back, the robe à langlaise was shaped and fitted through the torso both in the front and the back; 2) Loose, unfitted gown made popular by Marie Antoinette. This gown could be put on over the head; in the 1780s, it had a wide décolletage and was sashed at the waist (from "Galerie des Modes").
1780s dresses at last! People have been waiting to see me draw a chemise
dress for a while, so I knew I'd better draw one for this project. Plus, it's an important dress style, so I didn't have much choice in the matter >O> Yes, that's based on the dress from Vigge-Lebrun's 1783 portrait of Marie Antoinette...
I still feel like I could've done a better job on these two (their faces look so weird >_< ), but angsting over it is kind of pointless... and I still have 4 more dresses to go >O>!!! I attempted an idienne
pattern on the robe a l'anglaise
, but I think I might have failed... because I've never drawn those types of patterns before >___>;;; And I'm not sure that it was a really wise decision on my part to make the sleeves of the chemise
And I'm actually looking forward to the Directory and Empire dresses this time! Because those styles were very simple so I won't have to go nuts drawing so many patterns!
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