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Pimped-Out Dress: Was actually required to wear those famously enormous panniered hoopskirts, which were considered formal court dress (along with the idiotically high wigs and huge bright circles of rouge on each cheek). In private life, she greatly preferred the new trend of simplicity, escaping whenever possible into comparatively unfussy sashed frocks in lawn and linen, and scandalized many for wearing an wholly untrimmed loose blouse in one official portrait.


Analysis of  Vigée-Le Brun’s family portrait of Marie-Antoinette and her children