Brunswick (clothing)


Brunswick (clothing)

A Brunswick gown or Brunswick is a two-piece woman's gown of the mid-eighteenth century.

The Brunswick comprises a hip-length jacket with a high neckline and a hood, worn with a matching petticoat. The jacket sleeves consist of an upper sleeve with flounces at the elbow and a tight, wrist-length lower sleeve.

The Brunswick is one of several informal jacket-and-petticoat costumes popular in the later eighteenth century, derived from working class costume but made up in fine fabrics.

Originating in France (based on a German fashion), the Brunswick was also popular in England and America as a traveling costume.

References

*Baumgarten, Linda: "What Clothes Reveal: The Language of Clothing in Colonial and Federal America", Yale University Press,2002. ISBN 0-300-09580-5

*Ribeiro, Aileen: "The Art of Dress: Fashion in England and France 1750-1820", Yale University Press, 1995, ISBN 0-300-06287-7

*Ribeiro, Aileen: "Dress in Eighteenth Century Europe 1715-1789", Yale University Press, 2002, ISBN 0-300-09151-6


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