1884 Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna in riding habit

From teatimeatwinterpalace via tumblr.com/tagged/grand-duchess-maria-pavlovna.

1884 Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna in riding habit From teatimeatwinterpalace via tumblr.com/tagged/grand-duchess-maria-pavlovna

Bustles, including big ones, are chic in 1884, but riding is when form has to follow function and follow masculine style.

Keywords:  Grand Princess Maria Pavlovna the Elder, Marie Alexandrine von Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Grand Princess Vladimir, Miechen, Mecklenburg-Schwerin family, Romanov family, Duchess, Grand Princess, Russian, high hat, chemisette, high enclosing neckline, long close under-sleeves, jacket cuirasse bodice, long close over-sleeves, buttons, close skirt, drapery, gloves, equestrian dress

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