1860 Princess Louise

Posted to Foro Dinastias by Minnie on 17 May 2008; sepia tone removed by gogm.

Princess Louise is about twelve in 1860 when photographed wearing this crinoline with flounces and pagoda sleeves. Flounces and pagoda (bottom-flared) sleeves are key features of early crinoline-era dress. Photos don't show how the neckline was filled in - the trace of white in her sleeves suggest she wears a chemisette (blouse) with a high neckline. Her bodice has a triangular motif reenforced by the revers on each side of the square-cut opening. While the deep indentation between the legs precludes a crinoline, nothing in the picture precludes her wearing pants with two very wide legs!

Keywords:  1860, Princess Louise, Princess, Hanover family, Sutherland family, British, straight coiffure, headdress, high neckline, collar, chemisette, revers, bows, pagoda sleeves, revers, full skirt, neck band, bracelets, arm band, shoes

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