What is a Watteau Gown?

A Watteau Gown is a gown made up of loose box pleats that are sometimes known as Watteau pleats due to their appearance in the paintings of Antoine Watteau.

This gown is also known as the sack-back gown.

Key Points

  • This 18th-century gown consists of a decorative stomacher, petticoat, and two wide box pleats that fall from the shoulders to the floor.
  • It is an A-line gown crafted from Japanese double-faced satin.
  • It consists of intricate seaming details and a high neckline that creates a modern silhouette.
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