Russian court dress, second half of 19th century, from the State Hermitage Museum via Museo Nacional del Prado

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This ends the "Grand Ladies of the 'Early' 'Victorian' era - 1837 to 1870" section.

The index for the next section, "Grand Ladies of the Bustle Era," is here.

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Russian court dress diluted the effects of changing fashion to the extent that this dress cannot be dated. It is meant to show the wearer's figure as well as her status.

Keywords:  Russian, modesty piece, vee neckline, Russian sleeves, lining, buttons, vee waistline, full skirt

This ends the "Grand Ladies of the 'Early' 'Victorian' era - 1837 to 1870" section.

The index for the next section, "Grand Ladies of the Bustle Era," is here.

The next album, "The Bustle Periods - 1870 to 1890," is here.

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