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Swedish court dress, 1809 (i.e. dress worn at court. Official "Court Dress" is black and white)

Caroline Murat before the Bay of Naples by François-Pascal-Simon Gérard. Gérard shows Caroline in a dark dress with short sleeves and pearl bandeaux in her hair complenting those at her waistline.

Hortense de Beauharnais, by François Pascal Simon Gérard

The Oregon Regency Society ~ Northwest Chapter: An Overview of Regency Stays/Corsets

Half stays a la paresseuse' pattern and studies

Kleidung um 1800: 'Short Stays' Studies - Schnürleib Studien

Kleidung um 1800: Short Stays Studies - Schnürleib Studien 2.0 (Patron Utrecht)

Empress Josephine-exact date unknown..look at the beautiful detail........yeah, I'd love to have this!

Maria Anna Elisa Bonaparte Baciocchi Levoy, Princesse Française, Duchess of Lucca and Princess of Piombino, Grand Duchess of Tuscany, Countess of Compignano, was a younger sister of Napoleon Bonaparte. As Princess of Piombino and Lucca, then Grand Duchess of Tuscany, she became his only sister to possess political power. Highly interested in the arts, particularly the theatre, she encouraged them in the territories over which she ruled.

Elisa Bonaparte - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Black velvet court dress, 1810-20' Christies

German Gothic gown, I adore it! Teutsche National-Frauentracht", German national lady's clothing. Image published in Journal des Luxus und der Moden, 1815. Originally uploaded to the German Wikipedia by the user "Rabe!".

Interesting attached shawl. Belle Assemblee 1808