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Engraving of Marie Thérèse de Bourbon by Henri Bonnart; Date	c.1690 A relatively early robe de cour.  Note the off-the-shoulder bodice.

Engraving of Marie Thérèse de Bourbon by Henri Bonnart; Date A relatively early robe de cour. Note the off-the-shoulder bodice.

Marie Adelaide de Savoie a Paris, duchesse de Bourgogne by French school (Versailles) Mantua

Marie Adelaide de Savoie wears lapel-like revers to frame the stomacher of her mantua dress in this print.

Figure 5 - Engraving, Charlotte Landgrave de Hesse Cassel Reyne de Dannemarc, Antoine Trouvain, published in Paris, late 17th or early 18th century. Museum no. E.835-1900

Figure 5 - Engraving, Charlotte Landgrave de Hesse Cassel Reyne de Dannemarc, Antoine Trouvain, published in Paris, late or early century.

Robe de cour portée par Sofia Magdalena de Suède le 4 novembre 1766. Johan Adam Ströwer Livrustkammaren Inventarienummer25915 (3502:a)  http://emuseumplus.lsh.se/eMuseumPlus?service=ExternalInterface&module=literature&objectId=32326&viewType=detailView

Court dress worn by Sofia Magdalena of Sweden 4 November 1766 Johan Adam Ströwer Livrustkammaren a).

1690s - Marie Anne de Bourbon, Duchess of Vendôme by Hippolyte Flandrin in 1839 after Pierre (?) Mignard

Marie Anne de Bourbon, Duchess of Vendôme by Hippolyte Flandrin in 1839 after Pierre

Marie Jeanne's bodice is straight from a Beaubrun portrait, but she wears a mantua with the over-skirt draped horizontally to clasps, then diagonally to other clasps, where the skirt falls over the under-skirt to the floor.

Marie Jeanne's bodice is straight from a Beaubrun portrait, but she wears a mantua with the over-skirt draped horizontally to clasps, then diagonally to other clasps, where the skirt falls over the under-skirt to the floor.

ca. 1690 Françoise Marie de Bourbon, wife of Philippe d'Orléans and daughter of Louis XIV of France by Pierre Gobert

1690 Françoise Marie de Bourbon, wife of Philippe d'Orléans and daughter of Louis XIV of France by Pierre Gobert (auctioned by Heritage Auction Galleries)

1680 .:3:. by Tadarida.deviantart.com on @deviantART - From the artist's comments: "She's wearing an evening dress, with broad, off-the-shoulders neckline. It was not fashionable anymore, except for court. The mantua is pinned over a decorated petticoat. She's also wearing a headdress made of wired lace and ribbons, called fontange."

She's wearing a formal dress with broad, off-the-shoulders necline, that's laced in the back and has detachable train and sleeves.

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