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Viscountess Garvestone in Colour

By Shakoriel
Lady's Court Dress to 1820 - now in colour!

This lady is uncomfortably attired in the hooped court gown prescribed by Queen Charlotte. She has done her best with the unbecoming style; the drapings of her Florence satin skirts are accentuated with large tassels of Tussore silk. She wears the obligatory headdress of feathers attached to a bandeau with lappets pendant at the back. A double stranded necklace completes her costume.

The line drawing [link] is part of my Regency Fashions colouring book, which you can find here: [link]

Pencil drawing/painted in Photoshop. Texture from cgtextures. Art © Shakoriel 2012; please do not use without permission.
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veronarmon's avatar
Beautiful dress
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waffflebat's avatar
what i dont get is why ,if the queen insisted on them having the big 'ol panniers , didnt they wear them with the type of bodice they were meant for? sure it would have been a rather out of date fashion, but better than gonig around looking like an upended toadstool surely?
Shakoriel's avatar
Yes, exactly ^_^ It's pretty ridiculous! But I guess they felt that any touch of modernity, like the empire waist, was better than none? Despite the cupcake effect :aww:
procul-harunc's avatar
Wow, this looks really awful. An Empire top and that big Rococo skirt? Did they really run around like this at court? D:
Anyway, I like all the little details you put in there. Pretty drawing!
Shakoriel's avatar
yes indeed! it's so ridiculous but the queen insisted on the skirts, so... :aww:

thank you!
BloodValkyrie's avatar
I love how ridiculous the court dresses of the time looked when compared with what people wore everyday. :P
Shakoriel's avatar
yes! they're so crazy over-the-top! :nod:
InkyRose's avatar
This is stunning, the amount of historical detail you've gone into is amazing! I look forward to seeing more :)
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thank you! :hug: the other five are on their way :aww:
Sugarglass-Fairy's avatar
I love the linework on this it's so clean and neat plus the shading is perfect. The lady expression does look uncomfortable but still very dignified.
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thank you so much :heart:
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