Alexandra with folded arms photo by W. and D. Downey

Detail-enhanced by gogm.

Princess Alexandra wears a good example of mid 1870s dress with a cuirasse bodice and close, almost tight, fitting skirt in this Downey photo.

Keywords:  Queen Alexandra, Glucksberg family, Welf family, Wettin family, Princess, Queen, British, curly coiffure, high enclosing neckline, ruff, long tight sleeves, cuirasse vest bodice, bustle, tablier, drapery, ruffles, lace, full skirt, brooch

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