ca. 1820 Spanish court dress (Kyoto Costume Institute - Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture Japan)

Fernando VII was King and he was married to Maria Josepha Amalia of Saxony when this dress was worn.


The triangular panel in back was a feature of early post-Napoléonic dress. The cherusque or ruff is a Napoléonic era holdover.

Keywords:  1820, Spanish, neckline ruff, quarter length puffed sleeves, cuffs, waist band, bows, natural high waistline, train, close skirt, court dress

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