The Wòb Dwiyèt can also be referred to as the 'Gwan Wòb' or 'Wòb a Gwan Jupon'. It evolved over the years from the 1800ís incorporating in its evolution, the various cultures which had an impact on the island, i.e. the English, French and African. While we may attribute the cut and fit of the Wòb Dwiyèt to the dresses of the Victorian era in Europe transported to the island during the colonial period, it is beyond doubt that the colour combinations and lavish gold accessories were influenced by the Africans brought across the Atlantic during the slave trade. This outfit was worn mainly by self-employed women, hucksters (wivandèz), cooks, home helps, nannies or da's over the age of forty years. The Dwiyèt was worn at home daily by some women well into the 1960's.