Maria Feodorovna uniform dress

Posted to the Alexander Palace Time Machine Discussion Forum by Daniel Briere on 26 November 2009.

Maria Feodorovna uniform dress APFxDaniel Briere 26Nov09

The main justification for the Tsar being national defense, the Tsaritsa joined in occasionally wearing uniform dresses like the one in this photo. According to Daniel Briere's posting, Marie Feodorovna was "Shef" (Colonel-in-Chief) of 2 of the 4 Guards’ Cuirassier regiments. The regiment’s lace was gold and their distinctive colour was mid-blue, hence their nickname of "Blue Cuirassiers." Daniel Briere advised that the gold lace did tarnish somewhat and has taken an orange shade (seen in this photo), possibly due to some copper content.

Keywords:  Maria Feodorovna (1847-1928), Princess, Tsaritsa, Glucksberg family, Romanov family, high enclosing neckline, long close sleeves, cuffs, buttons, cuirasse bodice, natural waistline, close skirt, uniform dress


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