She was caught up in the Byzantine machinations of Tsarist politics and lost, escaping with her life, being exiled to Denmark. Her Wikipedia article is here.
Grand Princess Anna Leopoldovna appears to be wearing a one-piece (no stomacher) bodice in this portrait. The bodice has darting or bone-lines for emphasis, over the lower half of an open gown
with robe, draped like a mantua in the 1600s and so barely visible, and
petticoat of matching material. Her neckline is emphasized with a bertha
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Jul 19, 2010, 7:57 PM
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