Women's Costume, England, 1767-1790
"The changes in women's fashions during George III's reign ( 1760-1820) were very pronounced. They went from one extreme to another, and passed through four stages, from wide-skirted gowns to simply cut dresses."
Source for quote and image: Bradfield, Nancy. Historical Costumes of England from the Eleventh to the Twentieth Century. London: George G. Harrap, 1938. ( page 125)
From the circulating collection of the Print and Picture Collection, Free Library of Philadelphia