Dress à la polonaise [link]
(poloneska) conquered the Parisian salons (1770 - 1780). Take the form of a light poncho, made up of three parts, arranged in two side wings and tail in the back, hooked on the belt line special cords in three large locks. The narrow sleeves and fitted silhouette bosom they added grace and lightness, so poloneska has gained great recognition among Rococo elegant women.
Prevailed in the years 1772 - 1774 the craze for "poloneski" coincided with the first partition of Poland (read Commonwealth - which includes Poland, Lithuania, Ukraine and Belarus). Today, it is believed that the three semi-dress can symbolize the division of the country between the three powers. 8D
The famous Marie Antoinette [link]
in the poloneska-dress portrait: [link]
Feliks is dressed in the uniform of the Confederacy of Bar soldier [link]
that had taken place at that time...