Dress (Mantua) with Train

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On her wedding day in 1759 Helena Slicher wore this gown with a skirt no less than two-metres wide! The skirt is supported by large panniers, side hoops around the hips. Unusually, this dress combines two different types of court dress. The bodice with a ‘tail’ follows the English court dress, a mantua, while the loose train was popular primarily on the Continent. (Please check the folder for additional details.). Origin: ? France. Date: 1759. Object ID: BK-1978-247-C.

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