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Court dress in "Makart" style, by Mme M. Frippel, 1886. Bodice of mustard silk velvet, centre front and sleeves of light blue faille covered in unbleached silk rayon, stand up collar. Skirt front section of light blue faille with hem ruffle and overskirt of unbleached silk tulle, hand-embroidered with glass beads, side sections of silk brocade and mustard coloured silk velvet, skirt rear section of mustard coloured silk velvet. Wien Museum (photos: Christin Losta), via Google Cultural…

Court dress in "Makart" style, by Mme M. Frippel, Bodice of mustard silk velvet, centre front and sleeves of light blue faille covered in unbleached silk rayon, stand up collar. Skirt front section of light blue faille with hem ruffle and overskirt

Halter Sexy Open back White homecoming prom dresses, CM0005

Halter Sexy Open back White homecoming prom dresses, CM0005

Ceremonial court dress belonging to Empress Alexandra Fyodorovna. Made by the workshop of O. Bulbenkova (?), St. Petersburg, Russia. Late 19th to early 20th centuries. Velvet, satin and gilded metal thread. State Hermitage Museum (links: https://www.hermitagemuseum.org/wps/portal/hermitage/digital-collection/08.+Applied+Arts/1263422/?lng=en, http://www.hermitageline.ru/ru/blog/view/bal). Other photos are via Ghosts of Imperial Russia's Tumblr. CLICK FOR VERY LARGE, HI-RES IMAGES.

Ceremonial court dress belonging to Empress Alexandra Fyodorovna. Made by the workshop of O. Velvet, satin and gilded metal thread.

Russian court dress, Worth, ca. 1888. Silver moiré skirt and emerald green silk velvet boned bodice with matching 12-foot train. It is trimmed with a band of silk fringe and velvet ruffles. Indianapolis Museum of Art

Russian court dress, Worth, ca. Silver moiré skirt and emerald green silk velvet boned bodice with matching train. It is trimmed with a band of silk fringe and velvet ruffles. Indianapolis Museum of Art

It's rather sad that these dresses stand side by side, like shells of the sisters who once wore them.

Olga & Tatiana’s court dresses on display. Olga’s dress is on the right and Tatiana’s is on the left. We can see the detail in the lacing of Olga’s dress compared to the simplicity of Tatiana’s.

Princess Elizabeth Nicolaievna Obolensky ca. 1890 in the court dress of Russia while lady in waiting

Gods and Foolish Grandeur: The Russian court gown, deconstructed: dress for a maid of honor, unknown date

Russian court dress designed by Olga Nikolaevna Bulbenkova (1835-1918), and would have be made in the late 19thC/early 20thC

Using colors and seaming to accentuate and/or create curves. Front detail of a Late century Russian court dress

Russian Imperial Court. 19th century - beginning of the 20th century - The…

Ceremonial court dress of Empress Maria Feodorovna in lilac pink velvet and tulle with silver needlework, Russia, St. From Hermitage Museum site.

Ladie-in-waiting Maria Tolstaya in court dresses

), Cousin Countess Tolstoy Yelizaveta Sergeyevna, Photo kept by the descendant of the Tolstoy family

A PAIR OF ANTIQUE RUDOLSTADT BISQUE FIGURINES: A MAN AND WOMAN IN COURT DRESS #Rococo #Rudolstadt

A pair of antique rudolstadt bisque figurines: a man and woman in court dress

A Pair of Antique Rudolstadt Bisque Figurines A Man and Woman in Court Dress