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Yes :wink: , and the en gaulle dress was considered scandalous because it was worn without corsets, although it was not so low-cut and therefore more modest, by modern standards.

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Indeed!
This dress was considered by the people like a simple shirt, and thus and thus intolerable on a Queen :D

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Is there any pictures of her in this dress on the site?


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Yes of course!

Here Marie-Antoinette with a dress "en gaulle" ! :D :D :D

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Oh my gosh!!!!!!!! She looks exquiset!!! :o


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Yes she does!!!!!!! :lol:

I've read that courtiers had to apply large round circles of rouge on their cheeks, but why is this never shown in court paintings? Was it something only worn for ceremonial purposes?


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It can be seen in some paintings, even in those of the queen in formal attire, the cheeks are reddened a bit.

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Yes she does!!!!!!! :lol:

I've read that courtiers had to apply large round circles of rouge on their cheeks, but why is this never shown in court paintings? Was it something only worn for ceremonial purposes?


I've read that this type of make-up was used only in France... for example Marie Antoinette came from a Court where the ladies used only powder and no rouge. The same thing happened to the Countess of Provence: she came from Turin, and when she arrived in Versailles she was shocked when people explained her that she had to use that type of make-up in order to be appreciated by her husband :wink:

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Very interesting!

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How long was the style of rouging the cheeks popular?


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It was still done in the Napoleonic era and into the Restoration, but by the 1830's it began to fade. I think it was not used so much in the mid 19th century but came back in the 20th century. It depended on the country, too.

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Was any make-up typically worn when dressed en gaulle? The hair was still powdered?


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lol thats a good question! my guess would be they wore less make up and probly didn't powder their hair. Afterall It was suppose to be casual

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I was thinking before to what excess was the make-up used? As mush as it is used today or more vivedly white?

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