Madame Verniac by Jacques-Louis David, 1799
This painting shows the desire of women's fashions of the time to be more natural, as opposed to the artificiality which preceeded the revolution. Gone are the high powdered wigs; here the hair hangs almost as nature intended, and the dress follows the lines and contours of the body. Indeed some ladies took this new found freedom in showing off the natural form a little further and gave nature a helping hand by damping down the front of their dresses.