A never before seen dress made for and worn by Queen Victoria is now on display in the Victoria Revealed exhibition at Kensington Palace. The cream silk satin dress, with intricate embroidery, was given to the young Queen in the 1850s by the wife John Gregory Crace.
Isn't this just beautiful? The corseted elizabethan-shaped bodice was constructed in an elaborate brocade, embellished with further beading and faux fur. The main skirt was in a deep cream silk, opening at the front to show a brocade panel, enhanced with pearls.