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Queen Victoria's Dress 1851 Silk and lace

Queen Victoria's dress, 1851 Dress of deep pink Spitalfields silk with vertical bands of interlocking silver circles;

1851 Dress worn by Queen Victoria at the Great Exhibition

An 1851 Dress worn by Queen Victoria at the Great Exhibition. We often think of the Queen today in her unrelieved black garb (and dour expression), but until the death of her beloved Prince Albert her dress style was much less severe.

Fancy dress worn by Queen Victoria to a bal costumé themed, “The Court of Charles II,” June 13, 1851

Costume worn by Queen Victoria to a costume ball themed “The Court of Charles II” on June Also called the Stuart Ball.

1850 Robe de soirée

1850 Robe de soirée

Commissioned in 1851 from designer Eugène Louis Lami by Queen Victoria for the Stuart Ball. The most glamorous of all Queen Victoria’s surviving clothes, this costume was inspired by the court of Charles II. The rich brocade of the underskirt was woven in Benares. The lace of the berthe is a copy of seventeenth-century Venetian raised-point needle lace

Commissioned in 1851 from designer Eugène Louis Lami by Queen Victoria for the Stuart Ball.

Ensemble (image 3) | American | 1850 | silk | Metropolitan Museum of Art | Accession #:  1976.257.3a–c

EnsembleEnsemble Date: ca. 1850 Culture: American Medium: silk Dimensions: [no dimensions available] Credit Line: Gift of Charlotte Church Collins, in memory of my mother Alice Slocum Church, 1976 Accession Number:

Rococo Period Dress (Robe à la Française)  Date: ca. 1750   Culture: European   Medium: (a) silk, metallic thread (b) silk, cotton (c) silk (d,e) metallic thread   Purchase, Irene Lewisohn Trust Gift, 1981

Despite their apparently rigid construction, century bodices were actually fairly malleable when it came to accommodating pregnancy. The use of stomachers left the front of the bodice open allowing pregnant women to either use larger stomachers.

Robe en soie multicouchée avec corpiette modifiable, ca. 1855

Robe en soie multicouchée avec corpiette modifiable, ca. 1855

Dress, c. 1850, The Met.

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1858-1863 -Costume Institute Metropolitan Museum of Art

Tea Gown, Champagne Gold silk with double point bodice front, gorgeous trimming & deep skirt flounce.

This dress was worn in 1962 for the King of Norway's visit, it has a bodice and full skirt are embroidered with beads, sequins, crystals

The Queen's historic dresses will go on display on her 90th birthday

The Queen's historic dresses will be unveiled to the public to mark her birthday

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