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Antoinette dress size?
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Author:  TheDauphine [ Mon Jan 10, 2011 1:16 am ]
Post subject:  Antoinette dress size?

Just wondering, painted images of MA depict a healthy sized woman with obviously cinched waist, yet voluptuous in the bust/hip areas. Altho, this could be the artists impression, bending to the then fashionable style of painting (possibly making women rounder with smaller waists - artists were very often advised to leave off certain moles/wrinkles for some royals etc). I was just wondering, going by the corset surviving, believed to belong to MA, have they been able to calculate how tall she was, what sized shoes she would take, what her waist size was etc? I would find it fascinating to learn this!

Author:  TheDauphine [ Mon Jan 10, 2011 1:17 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Antoinette dress size? ... o1_400.jpg

For example - I wonder if she was a size 12.. maybe a 14 bust, with a size 6 or 8 waist....

Author:  Hellou_Librorum [ Thu Mar 31, 2011 9:41 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Antoinette dress size?

Standardized sizes did not exist in the 18th century. Most clothes were made by custom measurements and the pattern was usually draped on the client herself and a paper or a cheap cloth pattern was made. Some clothes were made ready but it really depends. I also find that standarized sizing for modern clothes varies too greatly from brand to brand.
There is a link of a thread about her size and weight on these forums.

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