Posted to the Alexander Palace Time Machine Discussion Forum by Svetabel on 3 June 2011.
The drapery of the upper bodice suggests Sophie is wearing a cuirasse bodice or tablier over a layer of lace. The neckline is obscured at least by a lace scarf matching her under-skirt. I cannot resolve the rosette-like object or the criss-crossing white objects beneath her lace scarf.
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Apr 29, 2012 5:00 PM
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