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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, 8e Cahier, 2e Figure: Circassienne, 1778

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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..."

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Young lady in a solid Polonaise of Buras, trimmed with a band of the same stuff, in 1778. (1778). A Most Beguiling Accomplishment: Galerie des Modes

Young lady on her morning walk, in a Polonaise trimmed in pipes, two watches at her sides, coiffed in a new, elegant pouf, 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, 37e Cahier, 6e Figure (1781) - "Pelisse lévite with cuffs and Collar trimmed with ermine, the petticoat of spotted white Satin, the muff of the same trimmed with bands of ermine, and the Belt also of ermine, the Pouf surmounted with batiste flowers and plumes. This Gown was worn by a Lady of quality during the Mourning for M. Thérèse of Austria, mother of the Emperor and the Queen of France. (1781)"