The Duchess is dressed for the day wearing a close-skirted dress adorned with broad bands of lace in this 1898 scene. Her bodice has what appears to be a triangular stomacher, adorned with diagonal ribbons, framed by a lace bertha. The bertha covers lace panels that cover the upper parts of her sleeves. beneath lay a shallow vee or basque waistline and a tight skirt.
Keywords: 1898, Louisa Duchess of Devonshire, von Alten family, Cavendish family, Countess, Duchess, British, straight coiffure, high enclosing neckline, collar, lace, stomacher, bertha, long close sleeves, cuffs, waist band, downturned waistline, over-skirt
Jan 24, 2011, 12:35 AM
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