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The Marie Antoinette panniers in my etsy store measure horizontally 46 inches across. The panniers project 20 to 23 inches from the waist. The panniers measure 36 to 38 inches from waist to hem. The hemline measures 112 to 116 inches around the hem sweep circumference.Ribbons under the panniers hoop cage can be pulled tighter to make the front and back flatter and the sides wider.When the ribbons are not tied, the panniers become rounder ,while maintaining the oblong shaping.The panniers are constructed with 5 lengthy hoops of half inch spring hoop steel in double folded casings that shape the panniers.The front and back centers are flat while both sides extend out. The panniers are made from 100 percent cotton.

The Marie Antoinette Panniers or side hoops are women's undergarments worn during the eighteenth century. Panniers/side hoops extended the width of the skirts at the side while leaving the front and back flat. This provided a flat panel where boldly scaled woven patterns or rich embroidery could be seen very vividly.The style originated in Spain during the 17th century. By mid-eighteenth century it had been developed into the robe à la française, which ensured that a woman took up three times as much space as a man and always presented very dramatic, imposing spectacle. At their most extreme, in the French court of Marie Antoinette, panniers could extend the skirt several feet at each side.

These size panniers work well for Marie Antoinette French Colonial stage and theatre presentations, historical period events, balls, carnival, faires, Bastille Day presentations,cosplay, reenactments, drama clubs,collectors historical television productions , and more.

Allow 7 to 10 business days for custom making and shipping the pannier to you.
Need a rush order?Please contact me to confirm the fastest possible shipping date.

NOTE:Please email us before purchasing this set of panniers.You might need the smaller set panniers.We have the 12 to 14 inch panniers that extend the dresses up to 14 inches at each side. They are in another separate listing.The panniers in this listing is for buyers who need an extreme dramatical look. Lots of theatre groups wear this one because it does not get lost on the massive stages, and gets it noticed.We can help you decide which panniers is more appropriate for your events.

When you are ready to make payment,, you can use the etsy checkout direct pay. you can also use paypal. If you checkout with paypal, you will be transfered to the Paypal website.Paypal processes payments made with all major credit and debit cards.Registration is not needed. Membership is not needed.Just look for the "pay by creditcard link" and click . You will be prompted to enter your card information and shipping address.


· US Postal Service priority mail (2 to 3 days)

· US Postal Service express mail (1 to 2 days)

· US Postal Service first class package(more than 3 days )

· US Postal Service parcel post(more than 3 days)

· United Parcel Service ground, air, or overnite

ABOUT ME, THE SELLER... started custom designing during my college years. Began sewing during childhood years. Had art history classes, and became intrigued by the engineering techniques of historical clothing designers from the 17th,18th,19th centuries.

All of my garments are made in a smoke free environment.

Thanks for shopping at my etsy store,Showbelles

Frequently asked questions about Showbelles

Showbelles is a true handmade shop. Items are not outsourced to an outside company. Please be advised that custom items, made to fit your size apparel, are non-returnable. Be sure to have accurate measurements. If you need help with measuring , I will send you a measuring doll sketch. The doll sketch will show you exactly how and where to measure.

I began marketing made to fit custom items on Ebay in 2005. I have 999 positive 100% ebay feedbacks. With proper accurate measurements, I can build orders for women,men and children over dress forms set to your size and measurements. The key to getting a good fitting custom item is sending the correct measurements. Let me know if you have questions. Thanks for shopping at Showbelles.
Showbelles items are all custom made, and made to order. All listings have the needed measurements in the descriptions. Please see the list below for sizing.

1. I make all sizes from 34 bust to 52 bust for women.
2. For men, I make all sizes from 38 shoulders to 52 shoulders.
3. I can also make childrens' sizes from a size 7/8 and higher.

Let me know if you have more questions about sizing. Convo me through etsy convo. Thank you for shopping at Showbelles on etsy.
Some of my custom items are washable in cold water with biodegrable detergents like Woolite. some of my custom items need dry cleaning.
1. Any item made from pure silk will need dry cleaning.
2. For polyester and poly blends, I highly recommend dry cleaning for holding the crisp new look. some polyester garments can be cool water hand washed. No dryers. Lay flat to dry. Very warm iron.
3.Cotton and cotton blends can be handwashed cold water. Cool dryer or tumble dry on very low heat setting. I highly recommend dry cleaning because all of my custom items are special occasion.

Each listing will include the care instructions for each item. Let me know if you have questions. Convo me. Thanks for shopping with showbelles on etsy today.
When I began selling my custom creations online, I kept the costs down to a minimum, without sacrificing quality, and service. Over a short period of time, several Showbelles buyers recognized they were simply getting high quality, a great value, stellar service, all at a reasonable price.

How? I managed to keep my overhead costs down very low. My items and offerings are reasonably priced. I can offer reasonable discounts for qualified orders. Convo me to discuss a discount for a qualified order.

A business guru once stated that it is rare to get extremely low prices, high quality, and great service all in one transaction. Thanks for shopping at Showbelles on etsy today.
If you need gift wrapping services, please let me know. I do not charge extra for gift wrapping. If you are purchasing a gift item, please have the giftee to contact me regarding accurate measurements. You can also purchase an etsy gift card, and allow that special person or loved one to select the item(s) of their choice. Thanks for shopping with showbelles on etsy today.

Marie Antoinette Dress Gown Costume Extra wide Panniers


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: cotton muslin, half inch hoop steel, casings, metal tip ends, drawstring, ribbons
  • Made to order
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 155 reviews
  • Favorited by: 71 people