Evening dress worn by Empress Eugenie

Posted on the Alexander Palace Time Machine Discussion Forum by Kaiserin Alzbeta Sissi on 7 July 2010.

The belt and use of pom poms instead of lace date this to the later 1860s; it has ten flounces and sheer material emerging from the over-skirt.

Keywords:  Empress Eugenie, Empress, Bonaparte family, French, off shoulder vee neckline, cap puffed sleeves, floral bodice ornament, pom poms, belt, natural waistline, over-skirt, ruching, under-skirt, flounces

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