The Robe à l’Anglaise or the Close-bodied gown was a women’s fashion of the 18th century. This type of gown came into French fashion (and throughout the world, everywhere except English it calls “à l’Anglaise”) from England and featured a fitted bodice.
Engageantes are false sleeves (or rather cuffs), worn with women’s clothing.
It is difficult to say when the removable sleeves or cuffs appeared, but in the 17th century, lace trim on underwear was a very prominent feature of women’s and men’s fashion.
Chemise a la Reine (The Chemise Dress)
In the 1780s, the Chemise Dress into fashion. A white сhemise, which was worn on underwear, a corset, skirts, or even on a naked body, everything depended on the courage of the fashionista.
Fashion accessory is a wardrobe detail, without which it is impossible to imagine of the era. Some accessories were practical, others covered up the flaws or simply made the outfit “decent”, and still others were just beautiful knick-knacks.