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An over-dress, the skirt open in front and reaching the ground behind, worn over an under-dress or skirt (whereas if it was closed but worn over an underskirt it was usually called a tunic). It could also refer to a gown (a front-fastening dress) or to an outdoor garment or pelisse which developed into a pelisse-robe. From the mid 1840s the name was used for a round (or closed) dress.
Harriet Innes-Ker (née Charlewood), Duchess of Roxburghe ('London Fashions for September 1806, taken Authentically from the full & half dresses of the Dutches of Roxborough as worn by her Grace on her Marriage in August last')
published by John Bell, published in La Belle Assemblée or Bell’s Court and Fashionable Magazine
etching and line engraving, published 1806