Fancy Dress: Fairy Tale Princess

1583aThis lady looks practically out of a fairy tale with the large sleeves and flowers in her hair. A muse of many of us writers, I suppose. Seems something Cora, the princess in some of my stories, might wear or try on. She’s from a much older point in history, though. Since the young lady in the photo seems to be posing in character, I wonder what the princess is looking at.

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Fancy Dress: Regency

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Quite some time ago–years, in fact–I came across a site which had photos from a fancy dress or costume party on which the theme seems to have been mainly historical. I don’t recall when it was held, most likely in the later Victorian or Edwardian era. I still have some of the images, and one can tell that these are high end creations for the nobility. The dress above seems fairly regency, and I have indeed used it for a character who favors that period herself. The way the fabric sash pair together is quite elegant and simple, one of the reasons I love this dress. Often I wonder what color it was, though my mind most often makes it white with a blue sash. Rather typical, probably. But yellow or sage would be quite nice, as well.