View A with the front partially down. It goes further down but in this pic the back ties are holding it up.
"The Russian women's costume was based on the "sarafan" (a kind of sleeveless dress). The "sarafan" ensemble became widespread in Russia at the turn of the 18th century and consisted of a shirt, "sarafan", belt, and apron." - voir tout l'article.
This rare example of a woman's everyday work clothes is made of the blue and white checked cloth that was also commonly used for women's aprons and men's shirts.
Credit: Festival costume, Russian (cities of N.W. Russia) early 19th century / Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK / The Bridgeman Art Library
CT5524 British Tailcoat c 1789 Collectors Quality only made from finest Hainsworth wools with cotton linings where appropriate, example illustrated is one of a large number we made for the Gibraltar Tourist Board and has silver lace bastions, any regimental requirements can be altered to suit your own specification.
Cross-over drop front dress. Sold by VIntage Textile
How to tie a cravat (Regency-era neckcloth.)
1817 Danish dress. After the under dress laces, there are two ties to hold the outerdress closed. Click through for more pictures.
Early Regency French "Merveilleuses" caraco - late 18c