Detail from reconstructed version of a female eighteenth-century servant's outfit . Unlike male servants, women were expected to provide their own clothes until the nineteenth century. Via Two Nerdy History Girls.
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Evening ensemble, Texier St. Engley, Paris, ca. 1875. Silk. Met: "An air of coquettishness and youthful presence inform this set of French dress coordinates. The colorful and spritely decorative details lend a sense of whimsy. The choice of fabric and the inclusion of alternate bodices made this ensemble appropriate for both late day and evening wear." Metropolitan Museum of Art