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1730 Contouche by Tadarida 1730 Contouche by Tadarida
Contouche (robe battante or robe volante) was a type of dress worn in first half of 1700s. It came into fashion after Louis XIV's death (before that, it was an informal dress, worn only at home) - there was no more court and no more need for exagerated formality. Contouche was characterised by a certain degree of "sloppiness". It was a transition dress between mantuas and robes a la francaise.

Woman on the right wears a closed front robe battante, with a low cut front, exposing her pale blue stays. 
Woman on the left wears a variation of contouche (the skirt and the jacket are separated, it's called a casaque) decorated with floral motifs. Both women wear lace caps.

Here's an old picture I did of contuche (it's 2010! I forgot I've been on DA that long):
tadarida.deviantart.com/art/17…
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lavenderl Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
It looks rather comfortable; (in comparison to the robe de cour and such, at least.) ^^  I really like how you painted the embroidery, it's exquisite. ^^
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Tadarida Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2016
Contouche is very comfortable compared to rode de cour, for one, you could actually sit in it :P
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lavenderl Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
:) (Smile) 
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