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Biedermeier bridal dress

based upon an original from the
Hermitage St. Petersburg

 
 

Period: late Romantic, 1840-1850

This Biedermeier dress from the old Russia was crafted after an original template of the Hermitage St. Petersburg.

Our creation is made of antique white silk that has been embroidered with delicate pink roses. The cut has been realized true to original. The large strapless collar, which has been gathered and tapers off towards the center, and the short adorned sleeves are distinctive of the Biedermeier period. The rather unusual skirt of this suit, which has been pleated at the front and ruffled at the back, is also precisely based upon the original.


Additionally we designed a removable, 2m (2.2 yards) long train and – corresponding to this – a veil of almost the same length, which has been made of embroidered cotton tulle edged with antique delicate Nottingham lace.
Just like the Russian original we also complemented our creation with a cape of antique white broadcloth. The shoes were recreated based on originals from around 1850.


The distinctive silhouette from this epoch is created by the undergarment: a voluminous, puffy tiered skirt made of antique white silk and a corset with emphasis on the waist, which was still quite modest around the middle of the century.



Biedermeier earrings and a Biedermeier ring, very rare Biedermeier hairpins, a very sophistically embroidered and color matching fan from 1840, a beaded purse embroidered with roses are the perfect accessory for such wedding dress.


Price category: D