Alexandra wearing cuirasse bodice by W. & D. Downey

Posted to Foro Dinastias by Katyusha on 8 August 2010; sepia tone removed and spotting in background reduced by gogm.

Alexandra wears a cuirasse bodice beneath a strongly corseted waist in this Downey card taken from before the bustle staged its comeback.

Keywords:  Downey, Queen Alexandra, Glucksberg family, Welf family, Wettin family, Princess, Queen, British, curly coiffure, high enclosing neckline, close sleeves, cuffs, lace, cuirasse jacket bodice, buttons, bustle, close skirt, over-skirt, train, bows

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