Robe de style

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A robe de style wedding dress, 1922. A sketch for a pannier to wear underneath is in the lower right-hand corner.

The robe de style describes a style of dress popular in the 1920s as an alternative to the straight-cut chemise dress.

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.

The robe de style was a signature design of the couturier Jeanne Lanvin.[1] Other couture houses known for their versions of the robe de style included Boué Soeurs, Callot Soeurs, and Lucile.[2]


  1. ^ Merceron, Dean, Lanvin, (London, 2007) (ISBN 978-0847829538)
  2. ^ Webber Kerstein, Melinda (23 November 2015). "Robe de Style". Clothing and Fashion: American Fashion from Head to Toe. ABC-CLIO. p. 263. Retrieved 17 August 2016 – via Google Books.