Princess dress

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Princess dress based on a painting by James Tissot (1880).
Alexandra of Denmark circa 1889

The so-called princess dress is in the waist continuous, the body shape (mainly the chest and hip) concrete forming by vertical cuts and longitudinal seams dress 1864 by Charles Frederick Worth was done. It was named after Alexandra of Denmark , who later became Queen of Britain. As Ball and court dress often included a complex, mostly from tip -made train them.

It was also called Gabrielle in the buttoned-through shape .

The shape of the dress became relevant several times, around 1900, to the Sans Ventre line and as a sheath or tube dress in the 1930s and 1950s.