Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Kensington Palace, part 3: A Court Mantua


I love big dresses, but there is something about these mid century court gowns that's just absurd! Take a browse down the photos. It amazes me how very narrow this dress is from the side. It reminds me of a paper doll version of an 18th century gown -- wide from the front, disappears from the side!

I will say, though, I love the stomacher and pinked trim across the skirt. Very pretty.










5 comments:

  1. She didn't have any bottom apparently either!

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    1. Hahaha yes! But verrrrry big hips ;)

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  2. Super narrow! It certainly is silly looking.

    Best,
    Quinn

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    1. Kinda silly for sure. I sometimes look at something like this and wonder if, back then, she was really cool, or a little "fashion victim"?... I know it was a court dress but still...

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    2. Lol, that's a great way to put it! I've nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award, Caroline. I'm so pleased to return the blog love, and as far as I can tell/remember, I don't think you've been awarded that one yet.

      http://quinnmburgess.wordpress.com/2013/01/21/wow-another-blog-award/

      Best,
      Quinn

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