Friday, October 28, 2011

Fashion Friday - Louise of Mecklenburg-Strelitz

Fridays we'll be checking out fashions and talking about the fashions of the time. I'll post images I've found of the fashions of the time and we can talk about them.

Louise of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Queen of Prussia, wife of King Frederick William III is wearing her hair in a simple curled style, very popular at the time--a long-sleeved chemise dress, and a rich blue shawl. The high waistline is tied with a gold ribbon and the neckline is embroidered in a gold thread. The simple style combined with rich touches seemed to be the style for the upper classes after the terrors of the French Revolution.

I'd love to hear what you think. Does she have style?

  Porträt der Louise von Preußen, Gemahlin Friedrich Wilhelm III., Oval
Johann Heinrich Wilhelm Tischbein 1798

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