Silk Brunswick, V&A, c. 1765-75
From the V&A site:
This garment represents an 18th-century style of jacket known as a Brunswick. A shortened version of the formal sack-back dress, the Brunswick became popular in the 1760s for travelling and informal dress. Although this example has a hood, the very fine watered silk suggests it was intended for casual day wear rather than the rigours of 18th-century travel. Some variations have wrist-length sleeves, and buttons at the elbow of this jacket indicate that it might once have had removable extensions of the sleeve to cover the forearms.
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Coronation gown of Empress Alexandra, 1896
This is my corgi’s armor in dress form
(mental note: DO NOT try and sew a dress for your dog. there are limits to indulging your stupid impulses)