While designing the color palette for all the dresses in my 18th-century fashion store, I studied the 18th-century paintings to see what colors the peasants used most in their clothes. But even though red is not significantly a color you can see, I love it and couldn't resist including it in my catalog!
So here is the 18th-century Charlotte overdress, in cherry red, worn over a simple white linen underpetticoat.
CHARLOTTE, 18th-century overdress in cherry red linen
The 18th-century CHARLOTTE overdress consists of a tight-fitting, fully lined cotton bustier, closed in the front by a series of eyelets on either side of the front opening. The back seams converge towards the kidneys to refine the waist. The preformed sleeves end with a pretty lace ribbon. A discreet luxury for this simple dres
The CHARLOTTE's train is pleated in the 18th-century style: pleats start from the sides and converge towards the middle back.
This CHARLOTTE dress is made of medium weight (205 gr/m2) cherry red linen.