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Beth has a German bisque head with a yak hair wig (see earlier entries on wigs) and blue eyes. She wears a gown of printed cotton with a flower pattern in a closed robe a la anglaise with panniers. A robe a la anglaise, unlike a robe a la francaise, was fitted to the waist in the back. Many of these robes were rather low in front, so they filled in with a dcolletage of lace or a lace ruffle fastened around the neck, almost like the 17th century neck ruffs. Panniers were worn slighter lower on the hip and extended farther out from side to side...
Created by: Gray, Ruth Lewelling
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Brigitte has a German bisque head with brown hair and eyes. By this time, the empire style was in full swing. Dresses were usually filmy and/or clingy, made of gauzy muslin, or clinging silk or satin like Brigittes gown of white satin. Often, they were virtually transparent; Jane Austen once wrote to her sister, Mrs. Powlett was at once expensively and nakedly dressd. Women wore thin fabrics like muslin with only light stays, if any, and only a chemise beneath, which they sometimes dampened to more closely reveal the body. These lightweight dresses were referred to as frocks, a term for a lightweight dress that buttoned down the...
Created by: Gray, Ruth Lewelling
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