From what I can see in the Maria Theresia album, an Empress could
wear robes of a variety of colors. I speculate this arises from Austria being
an empire so the Imperial couple dressed for the place they happened to be. I
believe the Empress wore red robes for Austrian occasions and blue robes for
Maria Josepha wears French-inspired fashion worthy of the
Austrian-born Dauphine Maria Antonia and a wide Sevigne bodice ornament.
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coiffure, jeweled headdress, square neckline, modesty piece, three quarter
length close sleeves, engageantes, lace, girdle, vee waistline, panniers,
earrings, Sevigne bodice ornament, clasps, robes
Dec 19, 2010, 11:40 PM
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