1845 Portuguese court dress (Los Angeles County Museum of Art - Los Angeles, California USA)

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This dress shows how full a pre-cage crinoline dress might become. Court dresses often have gorgeous embroidery, but are based on contemporary evening dresses.

Keywords:  1845, Portuguese, off shoulder vee waistline, bertha, elbow length close sleeves, engageantes, lace, vee waistline, full skirt

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