Robe de style
The style was characterised by its full skirts. The bodice could be fitted, or straight-cut in the chemise manner, with a dropped waist, but it was the full skirt that denoted the robe de style. Sometimes the fullness was supported with petticoats, panniers, or hoops.
- Merceron, Dean, Lanvin, (London, 2007) (ISBN 978-0847829538)