The redingote or polonaise is very stylish and pretty, especially for a tall, rather slight person.
Beside her chair she placed a redingote of his and sewing-material.
The "redingote" for our riding-coat is at once a more familiar and more modern instance.
I have met an excellent French and English scholar, to whom it was quite a surprise to learn that redingote was riding-coat.
Then he hurriedly donned a redingote and appeared, flurried and distressed.
"double-breasted outer coat with long plain skirts," also a similar garment for women, 1793, from French redingote (1725) from English riding coat (c.1500).