Crinoline ball gown

from the Victorian era

Period: 1850s

This historical crinoline ball gown is based on a drawing from the fashion magazine ‘Les Modes Parisiennes’ from 1853. The bodice was modelled on the Winterhalter painting from 1855, which depicts Princess Carolath.

The dress is made of light blue raw silk and is trimmed with faceted glass stones in keeping with the pattern. The berthe (decoration of the neckline) and the sleeves are trimmed with antique tulle lace. The tiered skirt, under which a crinoline (hoop skirt) is worn, is typical of this period. A corset ensures a slim waist.

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