Biedermeier dress

made from antique brocade

Period: around 1840, Germany

This off-the-shoulder Biedermeier dress was created for a piano recital. The rare antique brocade fabric dates from the 19th century. Roses, flower garlands and tendrils in antique gold form the pattern on a red background.

The bodice is reinforced and fitted with bodice stays. In addition, a corset and a flounced underskirt create the appropriate silhouette. The pleated collar, which tapers to the front and back and leaves the shoulders bare, is typical of this period.

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