1854 Portrait of the new Empress of Austria in front of the castle of Possenhofen

Sissi wears a pre-crinoline full skirt and an evening vee neckline with bertha in this print.

Posted on the Alexander Palace Time Machine Discussion Forum by KarlandZita 12 January 2007; sepia tone removed by gogm.

She wears a full skirt, but the skirt falls close by without a crinoline.

Keywords:  1854, Elisabeth of Bavaria, Sissi, Sisi, Wittelsbach family, Habsburg family, Empress, Austrian, straight coiffure, off shoulder vee neckline, modesty piece, bertha, quarter length close sleeves, deep vee waistline, full skirt, neck band, arm bands, bracelets

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