Maria Nikolaievna's dress has a cuirasse bodice and does not extend far behind, dating this to the mid 1870s, maybe 1876. Her preference for dresses with buttons or ornaments extending from skirt hem to neckline continues.
The limited leg room at the hem suggests the wearer needs to "Walk, don't run."
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May 16, 2010, 6:35 PM
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