Posted to the Sex, Vintage & Royals blog on 24 January 2011. This is the best version of this image that I have seen.
Margherita's gorgeous dress has elements of crinoline (actually
crinolette) style, but the back is built up to form a bustle in this 1870
portrait. Her dress has a velvet over-skirt and bustle and a satin under-skirt
with pleated hem - under a lovely lace apron.
Keywords: 1870, Gordigiani, Margherita of Savoia,
Princess, Queen, Savoia family, Italian, straight hair, floral headdress, off
shoulder vee neckline, pelisse bodice, bertha, quarter length close sleeves,
engageantes, waist band, natural waistline, crinoline, bustle, over-skirt,
train, lining, apron, lace, under-skirt, pleats, necklace, earrings, fan
Dec 20, 2010 12:33 AM
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