Maternity dress worn by Alix in 1899, while she was pregnant with Maria.
Maternity dress, c. 1880, at the Mode Museum. The dress was remade from a somewhat older model, which had been worn as a wedding dress.
Dress worn by Empress Marie Feodorovna, by Worth, 1898.
Maternity costume, belonged to Empress Alexandra Feodorovna, 1898-99. Baby dress, belonged to Tsarevich Alexei Nikolaevich. From the State Hermitage Museum.
Dress worn by Empress Marie Feodorovna, 1890’s.
This maternity dress has been made with slits at the side, forming a drop apron at the front to allow for an expanding waistline. The front-opening bodice is unusual for this period, and allows ease of movement for nursing. This dress features a cross-over, front-opening bodice, which was unusual for this period. However this high-waisted style would have been most comfortable for maternity wear, allowing ease of movement for nursing.
A white silk court dress worn by Joséphine. The design is simple, with the ostentation reserved for the gorgeous silver embroidery, which in this case is in the form of palm leaves. A dress like this would have been worn to a state supper, a ball or an official visit to the theatre or opera.
Business Dress of Empress Alexandra Feodorovna, Russia, 1900, at the State Hermitage Museum. Wool, silk and lace.
Vintage Pink Floral Umbrella. If I had this I would pray for rain every day just so I could carry it!