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Russian court dress, ca 1900
I find it fascinating that Russian court dress managed to retain elements of 16th century fashion into the 20th century.  The unusual split sleeves once worn by Queen Elizabeth I even came to be known as “Russian sleeves”.

Russian court dress, ca 1900

I find it fascinating that Russian court dress managed to retain elements of 16th century fashion into the 20th century.  The unusual split sleeves once worn by Queen Elizabeth I even came to be known as “Russian sleeves”.

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    I love the bodice and sleeves on this dress.
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