… they couldn’t fit through doors. Fashion dictated that breasts be pushed up and necklines go way down. There were never too many tassles, ruffles, fringes, laces, plumes, or artificial flowers for the French. Even the men in French Court wore elaborate wigs and had clothing covered in fancy trims and embroidery.
(Portrait & Extant gown: French King Louis XVI & Marie Antoinette his queen (left) wearing the same yet very different from a real gown from 1776 America)