1774 wedding dress of Hedwig Elizabeth Charlotte of Holstein-Gottorp - overall view

Hedwig Elizabeth Charlotte was Queen Consort of the last Vasa King of Sweden, Karl XIII.

From Marie Antoinette's Gossip Guide to the Eighteenth Century of 22 April 2009.

I can only sympathize with the bride swinging this ungainly work down the aisle. Maybe her bridesmaids were occupied stabilizing her panniers.

Keywords:  1774, Queen Charlotte of Sweden, Princess, Queen, Holstein-Gottorp family, Vasa family, square neckline, quarter length tight sleeves, vee waistline, panniers, over skirt, wedding dress, mantua


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