Maternity gown, circa 1800, worn by Duchess Louise of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, wife of Frederick William III, King of Prussia, during one of her many pregnancies


Maternity dresses in this era are simple to make. Just put enough material below the waistline. This dress has a waistline, suggesting the middle 1800s.

Keywords:  1800, Queen Luise of Prussia, Princess, Queen, Mecklenburg-Strelitz family, Hohenzollern family, German, square neckline, modesty piece, quarter length puffed sleeves, Empire waistline, close skirt, bows, maternity dress

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