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Coronation suit of prince heir of Gustave III of Sweden 29 May 1772 © Stockholm, Livrustkammaren.

Court dress (grand costume) worn for the coronation of Sophie Madeleine: train 29 May 1772 © Stockholm, Livrustkammaren.

Frock coat and skirt Around 1780-1785 © Paris, Galliera, museum of fashion, Paris.

Court dress (grand costume) worn for the coronation of Sophie Madeleine: train 29 May 1772 © Stockholm, Livrustkammaren.

Suit of Gustav II Adolf ca. 1620 From the Royal Armory and Hallwyl Museum

Detail of the jabot. (It's a reproduction, naturally.)

Vest, 1775-1780, France, Taffeta, silk embroidery, cotton lining and silk taffeta. ©Photo Les Arts Décoratifs, Paris / Jean Tholance

BRETTELS – A MYSTERY SOLVED

BRETTELS (braces/suspenders) There are, from 1786, occasional orders for pairs of BRETTELS, sometimes in silk at a guinea a pair, in the Prince’s accounts with his tailor. Read more here: http://prinnystaylor.wordpress.com/2010/12/29/brettels-a-mystery-solved/

Wedding dress of Queen Frederica of Sweden, 1797 front by KoiFysh2009, via Flickr

Française, ca. 1775; Les Arts Decoratifs 2009.2.1-2