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sacque gown

A dress style popular in the eighteenth century that appears to hang straight and loose from the shoulders, flowing loosely around the body. Fullness in the back is gathered or pleated into the neckline, creating a "waterfall" of fabric, referred to as the back drape. These gowns were often worn over a decorative corset and/or stomacher and a decorative petticoat.

 

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sacque gown