open robes (gowns)

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Scope note
Refers to 18th- and 19th-century full-length gowns with overskirt split in front to reveal an ornamental petticoat or underskirt beneath. In two popular variations, the back may be fitted in the "robe à l'anglaise" style or loose in the "robe à la française" style.
open robes
Accepted term: 22-Jul-2024