Robe à la Français (1760–70), made of silk and cotton. The silhouette, composed of a funnel-shaped bust feeding into wide rectangular skirts and allowed for expansive amounts of textiles with delicate Rococo curvilinear decoration. The robes à la française are renowned for the beauty of their textiles, the cut of the back employing box pleats and skirt decorations, known as robings, which showed endless imagination and variety.
Caraco Jacket and embroidered Petticoat/Skirt, Kyoto Costume Institute A Caraco is a woman’s jacket which is very similar in form to either the Robe à l'Anglaise or the Robe à la Française, but is no longer than mid-thighs. Originally reserved to the working class, it was adopted by the upper class by the late 1760’s.