Marie Feodorovna and the future Alexander III

Posted to the Alexander Palace Time Machine Discussion Forum by Katenka_Fyodorovna on 13 February 2009; sepia tone removed by gogm.

Skirts became half conical just before the bustle erupted on the scene around 1868 creating the shape seen on Dagmar's dress in this photo.

Keywords:  Maria Feodorovna (1847-1928), Princess, Tsaritsa, Glucksberg family, Romanov family, straight coiffure, chemisette, high enclosing neckline, collar, buttons, lapels, long full sleeves, cuffs, bows, apron, ruffles, train

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