1774 wedding dress of Hedwig Elizabeth Charlotte Holstein-Gottorp closeup

From Marie Antoinette's Gossip Guide to the Eighteenth Century of 22 April 2009.

There is a very good chance that those short sleeves and neckline were finished with lace when Charlotte wore this dress in 1774. The center of the bodice juts out like the cuirasse on some suits of armor.

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