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Plump and young lady taking the fresh air in the morning: she is dressed in a "flourishing tail" or "rounded rump" Polonaise* with very expansive wings, the whole trimmed with wide bands of gathered linen.  These polonaises, much more ample than the others, perfectly suit people whom nature has given a nice roundness or whose pregnancy will soon show.

Galerie des Modes, 7e Cahier, 1ere Figure: Polonaise en frac (frock-coat polonaise), 1778

Marie Antoinette

A Most Beguiling Accomplishment: Galerie des Modes, 9e Cahier, 6e Figure (1778). Caption & long description translated by @Cassidy. "Young lady on her morning walk, in a Polonaise trimmed in pipes, two watches at her sides, coiffed in a new, elegant pouf... Winged polonaise. These polonaises are made of the heaviest stuff, such as part-silk, moire,* and other similar trims; but they require the lightest: the tail, pulled high with ribbons in bows or tasseled cords, must be shorter than…

A Most Beguiling Accomplishment: Galerie des Modes, 7e Cahier, 4e Figure (1778). Caption & long description translated by @Cassidy. "Lady of Quality in Undress, walking in the morning in the Country. This dress is white, trimmed with bands of painted cloth, and consists of a petticoat and a bodice with a tail pulled up in the back... Demi-polonaise, or polonaise à la liberté. It is a diminutive version of the bottom part of the gowns that Court Ladies, obligated by etiquette to be seen..."

Galerie des Modes, 15e Cahier, 5e Figure Elegant young lady coiffed in an English Cap and dressed in a pouf Polonaise trimmed with gauze with a streaked ribbon; matching petticoat. (1778)

A Most Beguiling Accomplishment: Galerie des Modes, 12e Cahier, 2e Figure (1778). Caption & long description translated by @Cassidy. "THE DISTRACTED WOMAN. This woman, after being entirely dressed, remembers that she has not washed her feet, and is brought a basin by her chambermaid. Her Gown is of wine-grey Gourgouran* trimmed with the same, the ribbon around the trim is sky blue, tied at intervals with little flowers. The chambermaid is in a caraco of pale Buras... In the preceding…

A Most Beguiling Accomplishment: Galerie des Modes, 9e Cahier, 3e Figure (1778). Caption & long description translated by @Cassidy. "Woman in morning Undress lying negligently on a Sofa, playing with her dog... Caraco à la Polonaise; it must be well-made to serve. It can be given a hood but though that hides the irregularities of the shoulders, it also loses the garment's lightness, which is its principal merit. The one in this Drawing is of sky-blue taffeta, negligently held in front of…

Galerie des Modes, 8e Cahier, 2e Figure: Circassienne, 1778