sacks (18th-century dresses)

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Scope note
Dresses with a tight bodice and a sack-back consisting of two box pleats, popular in the 18th century. These can be attached at the shoulders and hang freely to the ground or be stitched down on each side of the back seam from the neckline to the waist of the full skirt. Typically worn with a fichu.
Accepted term: 15-Jul-2024